Taz Kids provide support and education for young Tasmanians aged 7 to 17 who have a parent or guardian affected by mental health.
Taz Kids Clubs run for up to seven weeks in primary schools and high schools around Tasmania. Clubs offer a friendly, safe environment where young people can ask questions and get accurate and developmentally appropriate information about mental health and wellbeing.
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.
Taz Kids Activities run during the school holidays at venues around Tasmania. They give young people an opportunity to make new friends, be part of a team, get outdoors and have fun, while strengthening coping skills and building resilience.
All activities are provided free of charge and facilitated by qualified experienced staff from Anglicare.
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.
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.