Supporting Tasmanian families since 1917. Families Tasmania is a universally accessible organisation that focuses on providing a range of evidenced based services that support and empower your family to build healthy and well lives.
2021 the Association’s name was changed from Child Health Association Tasmania (CHAT) to Families Tasmania Inc. While the association has evolved its operations and services over the decades to respond to the needs of a changing society, its core objective of supporting Tasmanian families to build healthy lives has remained steadfast.
Level 1, McDougall Building, 6 Ellerslie Rd, Battery Point
address: PO Box 689, North Hobart, Tasmania 7002
0428 221 886
Tasmanian families are connected, supported and empowered to build healthy lives.
Empowering Tasmanian families to build healthy lives through advocacy, education, community connections and support programs.
Advocacy, authenticity, strive for continuous improvement, evidence based, best practice
Engaging, creative, innovative, fun, curious, family friendly and informal provision of support, relatable
Accepting, non-judgmental, fully accessible, respect, collaborative, adaptable, plain language communication
Openness, kindness, compassion, empathy, flexibility, responsive, responsive to needs and anticipated needs
Focus on positive partnerships, fostering connections (parent to parent, parent to child, family to community), family pathways, beneficial collaborations, focus on capacity building
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Families Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity. It is governed by a Board of Directors, consisting of
Provide services and support that boost wellbeing for Tasmanian families and children.
Develop and maintain a supportive network with other service providers in the Tasmanian community to support Tasmanian families.
To advocate on primary health issues affecting Tasmanian families.
Families Tasmania Inc. is funded by the Crown through the Department of Communities and Department of Health to deliver these services.