Healthy Tasmania | Driving collaboration to inspire community solutions 

 

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

 

We like to call ourselves community organisers  - we connect people and groups with similar goals to more efficiently and effectively solve a problem - we are the glue.

 

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

 

 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

Active Launceston 2018-2019 Spring-Summer programs

Click here for FOUR FREE programs

Active Launceston is a community driven partnership with the vision of improving the health and wellbeing of the Launceston community through physical activity. Active Launceston’s mission is to mobilise the community to increase their participation in physical activity by; filling gaps in provision, creating pathways, reducing barriers and targeting those with the highest need. For more information on any of the initiatives listed below please visit www.activelaunceston.com.au

Healthy Hobart 2018-2019 Spring Summer Program

Healthy Hobart offers 29 FREE sessions all happening in Hobart’s parks and facilities including Yoga, Orienteering, Petanque/Boules, Badminton, Kite Flying, Tai Chi and the brand new Healthy Kids: Active Play sessions. The program all begins with a 1hr yoga session starting on Tuesday the 30th October 5.45pm at St David’s Park.

Storytelling workshops, mentoring, presentations

Steve Jobs said "The most powerful person in the world is The Storyteller". We agree. We've been helping people tell their stories for years and are now working with people so they can step into their power through storytelling workshops, mentoring, and presentations. We're currently running a public workshops which you can register for here or email Penny about some professional development opportunities for your workplace  - penny.terry@healthytasmania.com.au

Expressions of Interest

So, we hear you're keen to help Tasmanians improve their health, social and economic outcomes? Us too! This is a call for Expression of Interest to be listed on our register of Brilliant People. We work with a whole range of people from allied health professionals to nutritionists to storytellers to consultants. If you're someone who helps others live better lives, we probably want you in ours.  If you're a good fit, we may call on you to provide sessions for the various programs we manage. It's a triple threat opportunity: You get paid, you get to promote what you do, and you can pull in new clients (see, it's brilliant).

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. 

This Project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.

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.

Register for our programs here

If you're thinking about going along to any of the programs we are invovled with (such as Healthy Hobart) you can register right NOW just by click through here. Then when you turn up to a session, just tell us your name and WHAM you're in! You can also do this via our app called "I'm in by Healthy Tasmania" which is just as easy and means you will have a little bit of us with you all the time, gently reminding you to be as healthy as you can be everytime you look at your phone... oh, how nice! You can find out all the details about the app just below (or on the next page).

App: 'I'm in' by Healthy Tasmania

We've got an app - we're really 'appy with it! We've upgraded from paper registration forms to an app, providing a one off, quick and easy way for you to sign up to any of the programs we run.  We're in the process of making it even better with a new update coming soon. You can download the "I'm in by Healthy Tasmania" app from the App store or Google Play store, fill out your details and 'you're in'! Full instructions here. 

Work is Mental: Young people

COMING SOON IN DECEMBER

This short online video will be shared in December as opportunity to learn from young locals and their experiences with workplaces.
You can expect to hear about:
• Lived experience of mental health stigma in the workplace
• The day-to-day of working while living with mental ill health
• Practical solutions that helped them find and keep a job

Work is Mental

Overview of our five part series on behalf of CVGT

Are you dealing with mental health issues and struggling to get a job or keep a job? Be part of a unique workshop series that aims to connect job seekers, employees and employers with the support they need to stop mental health difficulties getting in the way of a successful working life and thriving workplaces.

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