Taz Kids Clubs and Camps

Club and camp for young people in Tasmania with parents with mental health challenges

Taz Kids Clubs and Camps provide support and education for young Tasmanians aged 7 to 17 who have a parent or guardian affected by mental health.

 

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About Taz Kids Clubs and Camps

What are Taz Kids Clubs?
Taz Kids Clubs run for seven weeks in primary schools and high schools around Tasmania. Clubs offer a friendly, safe environment where young people can ask questions and get useful answers about mental health and well-being.

Clubs are a chance for young people to have fun, play games and work on creative projects together. Clubs also provide a peer group for children to better support each other. The content during Taz Kids Club differs on the age of the children.

  • Meet weekly for one and a half hours after or during school for 7 weeks
  • Clubs are run separately for primary and high school ages
  • Locations and times vary according to need.

What are Taz Kids Camps?
Taz Kids Camps run during the school holidays at venues around Tasmania. They run for 2 – 5 days and give young people an opportunity to make new friends, be part of a team, get outdoors and have fun.

  • Run during the school holidays
  • Offer young people the chance to get outdoors, make new friends, have fun and be themselves
  • At Camp Clayton in the north and Camp Blue Lagoon in the south.

Taz Kids offers

  • Fun, free activities and new friendships
  • Family days at places such as aquatic centres, waterslides and skate centres
  • Parental support such as workshops and newsletters
  • Support and guidance based on mutual trust and respect
  • Promotion of positive mental health
  • Learning about coping skills and resilience
  • Leadership opportunities for teenagers
  • Anglicare can link families with other local relevant services.

All activities are provided free of charge and facilitated by qualified experienced staff from Anglicare.

Taz Kids is supported by the Crown through the Department of Health Tasmania.

Ariel's story

When mum was diagnosed with depression, she wasn’t doing too good. Some days, she wouldn’t even get out of her dressing gown.

I was having trouble keeping up in school and the other kids were bullying me. I was sad and angry, just like mum.

When mum decided to get help, she set me up with Taz Kids. The other kids there understood me, and it turns out they had been bullied too.

Quote "I feel smarter and more confident"

We catch up at Taz Kids once a week and I reckon it’s helped me understand what mum’s going through.  I feel smarter and more confident. Mum’s happier to see me do better in school and to make new friends.

Interested?

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Call us

If you, a loved one or a family member would like to access this service, please call us on 1800 243 232.

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Email us

You can also email us at TazKids@anglicare-tas.org.au.

Contact Taz Kids

Taz Kids is supported by the Crown through the Department of Health Tasmania.