Empowering better community health

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When the Ravenswood Men's and Community Shed was formed in June 2017, the door was opened for a program aimed at improving health outcomes in the community. The Healthy Shed program met this call with a launch in 2018 providing 14 free sessions to the community and shed members. We were delighted the program received wide recognition from local radio, Southern Cross, WIN and the Examiner. Click through to read the article that featured in the Examiner 

Tune your pitch.

Make your media pitch stand out amongst the noise

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I love music. Everything about it makes me happy. One of the things I love to do is watch a band or put on an album and listen out for just one of the instruments. You tried this? I love to pick out the bass lines. To me, the bass is like that loyal friend that everyone needs, but is often forgotten. To pick out the bass I find I really have to focus because there is a big complex noise booming out at me but I’m just trying to follow one part of that; one angle of the music..... turns out, watching a band and watching my inbox are pretty similar past times. Click read more to find out why.

When struggling with literacy can be a life and death issue

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Back at the beginning of 2018 we were contacted by Tasmanian superstar Rosie Martin who you might know as the 2017 Tasmanian Australian of the Year for her work teaching literacy and communication to prisioners. Rosie asked us to contribute a short article that would outline how poor literacy skills affects the people we work with day to day. Our article makes up just part of a huge body of work that Rosie has pooled together for a project called Communicating: The Heart of Literacy. It's a public dialogue about communication, literacy, enablement, collaboration, and relational trust and we'd encourage you to head to www.chattermatters.com.au to read some incredible Tasmanian stories. Recently our article appeared in The Mercury - click through to have a read.

City Mission tries to flick the habit with a little help

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Quitting smoking is hard. Really hard. That's why having help from your workplace to QUIT is really really valuable. We're excited to be working with the Launceston's City Mission on their #mission2quit program and we were chuffed when a heap of news reporters turned up to cover this amazing program, from Southern Cross News, Win News, ABC local radio and The Examiner. Click through to read the article that featured in The Examiner.

'Booster' for GPs on how to talk vaccines with parents

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We've been working on an awesome project with The Royal flying Doctor service for some years now called Right as Rain. Put simply, we work with locals to find out where they need support to improve the health of their community, then we find the funds and get the job done! One of the issues that's been identified in a few communitites recently is helping doctors talk with parents to improve immunisation rates. Well.... we brought in an expert, called in the news crews and packed out a room in Ulverstone! The program featured on Southern Cross News, Win News, ABC Northern Tasmania and featured in The Advocate TWICE. Click through to read the story.