Mental illness affects 1 in 5 people in our community

One of the most pressing needs in today’s society is to provide accommodation and care for disadvantaged people living with enduring serious mental illness.



Hobart Hamlet Association Tasmania Inc. (established in February 2013) is a group of parents who have joined together for the common purpose of establishing a quality model of supported housing for people with serious mental illness in Hobart.

Members have been frustrated at the lack of sufficient, appropriate supported accommodation available for people with mental illness in Hobart.



Our research indicates that there is a huge gap in Hobart between need and available services for people who are seriously ill but still have the potential to lead a “contributing life”.

The Better Health Channel tells us that schizophrenia affects about one in a 100 or between 150,000 and 200,000 Australians. About 20 to 30 percent of people with schizophrenia experience only a few brief episodes. For others, it is a chronic condition. Ten per cent of people with schizophrenia suicide.


We welcome new members to join, donate or just learn more please contact us.