Healthy Tasmania | Collaboration | Community Solutions 

 

Healthy Tasmania was founded by Tasmanian sisters Lucy Byrne and Penny Terry.
We work on a wide range of projects to improve the individual, social and economic health of our communities. We find effective community solutions.

 

We like to call ourselves 'community organisers'. We collaborate with a range of community partners to build capacity; improve equity, inclusion, health and wellness; and promote pride of place. Our motivation is to make communities thrive.

 

We started Healthy Tasmania because we want to help people live the best life they can.
We want people to have good personal health, a broad set of life skills and proudly live in communities that are thriving.

 

We’re sisters. We’ve been working together to solve problems since Penny was born!
We’ve travelled the world, we’ve lived and worked all over and we’ve chosen to come home to help grow our community, and others like ours, and share their great stories widely (and loudly).

 

Click through and have a read about what we do - we'd love to help you achieve your goal.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

 

HERE IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

Healthy Catering Policy

When planning your next lot of catering at functions and events, why not make it healthy and lead by example?

Business Events Tasmania

We all know Tasmania is an awesome place to live, work and play - we think people can get a taste of all those things whenever they visit. We thrilled to be doing some work with Business Events Tasmania to help share that message with the world! Watch this space to see what's next.

#mission2QUIT

City Mission is on a #Mission2Quit…smoking. We’re busy pulling together the pieces of a complex program that will support City Mission employees to QUIT smoking. Bravo to the team for tackling this as it can be tough. This unique program will bring together Nicotine Replacement Therapy, QUIT chats, counselling and behavioural support across the six weeks, an exciting addition to the 2018 list.

Healthy Hobart Goes Dark

If you’ve ever used ‘it’s too cold and dark’ as a reason to not exercise… sorry. The research tells us that the dark and cold weather does stop people exercising so, along with the City of Hobart, we thought we’d have a crack as fixing that. Healthy Hobart Goes Dark will bounce off the exuberance of the Dark Mofo festival. 
There are 18 unique and innovative sessions all happening in Hobart’s parks and facilities including Puffer Jacket Yoga, Discosize and Medieval Games. The program all begins with a Quidditch session starting on Friday the 15th June 4.30pm at Parliament Lawns.

Healthy Shed

Nothing like fixing up a shed eh? We’re taking our tools to Ravenswood to ‘activate’ the recently established Men’s and Community Shed (MACS). Through Healthy Shed we will support the group to reduce unhealthy habits like inactivity, smoking and food choices, plus we’ll focus on their connection to mental health. 

Healthy George Town

George Town is moving into ‘position’; on your marks, get set, go (almost)! We are excited to be supporting the George Town Council to develop a ‘Position Paper’ about developing a community-wide health and wellbeing project. Work done previously tells us about the need for this type of initiative in the rural community so we are ready and waiting to get ‘Healthy George Town’ funded, developed and delivered. Stay tuned.

Workplace Activation | We'll do the hard work for you

The research is clear that creating a Healthy Workplace is good for business, however the process of creating and putting a plan into action can often be unclear and time consuming... but not for us! Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd has extensive experience developing, implementing and evaluating health and wellbeing strategies for Tasmanians in their work environment and we'd LOVE to chat with you and your team about the possibilities and outcomes for your workplace. Click through for more details and get in touch.

Healthy Technology | It's a real thing

Can technology really be healthy for our kids? We'll show you how. Together with Tasmanian tech company Bitlink we're rolling out a specialised program for primary school students. Healthy Technology teaches students to use and understand technology to improve their health and activity levels. This creative and multifaceted program is designed to inspire young people towards better health and a career in coding, gaming and technology. Contact us now to disucss the options for you school or organisation.

Healthier eating at the Circular Head Show

What a great day we had at the Circular Head Show with the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Rural Health Tasmania! Hoola hooping carrots, seated exercise bikes, push up comps - it was all happening as the team were handing out tips to help you make the right food choices - it's all part of the RFDS Right as Rain initative. Did you know that Tasmania has the highest rate of premature deaths in Australia, primarily occuring in rural areas? That's not ok. The Right as Rain initative works with local communitites to help improve health outcomes and services in rural and remote Tasmania. Click through to find out more.

Healthy Hobart

Fancy practicing Yoga with 65 others, on the grass, in the beautiful surrounds of St David's Park? Click through to find out more about The City of Hobart's Healthy Hobart program which has relaunched for Summer after a busy Spring program. There is a massive range of fun and FREE activities for you, your friends and family to try. The new Healthy Hobart program offers a range of diverse ways for people of all ages and abilities to be more active. You can try everything from yoga to abseiling, kite flying to cricket, mountain bike riding to petanque, heritage walks to many different kids activities. Click through to see the full schedule and get details of how to register now.

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