Healthy Tasmania | We were built to adapt 

 

Lucky, because that’s what we’re all having to do during COVID-19 and it can be scary.

 

Our jobs have always been focussed on bringing people together to solve community problems, so we can all stay connected and be as healthy as we can be. Yep, we’ve got a big job ahead of us right now, eh?

 

We can’t do that like we used to so we’re changing, and will keep changing daily and trying new things so that our people, and your people, can be distanced but not disconnected. 

 

There are so many ways that we can do this.

 

In the first instance we are working to deliver our community and workplace health and wellbeing programs online or in other creative ways. (You can keep up with those programs via Facebook such as Active Launceston, Healthy George Town … you might even get to meet our dogs or get a tour of the house too!)

 

Right now we are working with other community groups and partners on projects that will help YOU, as a community member, feel confident you nkow how to help those who are most vulnerable in our community right now - because what CAN you do, when you can’t make a casserole or give someone a cuddle?

 

We are problems solvers. We are health and wellbeing promoters. We are project managers. We are innovators. We are doers.

 

We help people understand why their health matters and use our words and our stories to make it easy for them to make changes.

 

We bring people together to solve problems and get the job done.

 

We need this now more than ever.

 

We want to help you and those people who are important to you. 

 

We’d love to kick around your idea and see who and what we can bring together to keep your people safe, connected and healthy.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

Program Registration
If you'd like to register to attend one of our programs (virtual or otherwise) click here.

 

App Registration
Alternatively, if you'd like to download the instructions on how to use our "I'm in by Healthy Tasmania" app , click here.

 

Expressions of Interest
If you'd like to find out more about our Register of Brilliant People, click here.

 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

A tribe of community storytellers

We’ve been busily creating a tribe community storytellers to help solve some of Tassie’s toughest problems. WE LOVE this project – it truly recognises how people get their information, who they trust and taps into the science of storytelling to spread information into our communities in a way that is heard, remembered and relevant. It’s been awesome working with people who are so passionate and now equipped to use their stories to make a big impact for the kids growing up in their communities. It’s been such a pleasure working with the B4 Early Years Coalition on this one, who are pushing forward and happily taking innovate steps to make change happen more quickly

Professional development for health professionals

We’re going back to Ulverstone – we love it there. We’ve partnered with the Dr Simon Monks Memorial Foundation to bring the Director of the Launceston Diabetes Clinic, Associate Professor Gary Kilov, and his MASSIVE brain to the North-West Coast. Did you know that Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia; increasing at a faster rate than other chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer? That’s why we have Professor Kilov talking with 60 primary health care workers about the recent changes to international diabetes guidelines, medications and technology. 

Healthy Quit

A unique and innovative 'quit smoking' program for your staff or community group

Healthy Quit supports you, to support your people QUIT smoking. The program pulls together the evidence to create a flexible, hands-on, creative and interactive program that can be adapted to meet the needs of your group or organisation. Healthy QUIT has been developed from a pilot program that boasts a 64% short-term quit rate, providing an exciting and life-changing opportunity for organisation and its people.

Work is Mental: Young people

Lilly's story

Lilly's story is an incredible way to learn about the day-to-day of what it's like trying to hold down a job while living with mental ill health; what makes it hard, what the stigma is like and some practical solutions that worked for her - an important watch for employers, families and those people trying to get and keep a job while living with mental ill health.

Work is Mental - FREE community mental health forums

See the flyer with all the details (on behalf of project partners CVGT)

Are you dealing with mental health issues and struggling to get a job or keep a job? Perhaps you're an employer who wants to better support your employees? 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.

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

Diabetes education sessions for doctors

We're thrilled to be supporting the John Morris Diabetes Centre Integrated Diabetes Care project, to deliver an educational program for GP's across rural and remote primary healthcare sites, giving them an opportunity to learn from the best in the business and supercharging their knowledge and skills in best practise diabetes care.

Immunisation workshops for GP's, nurses and other health professionals

We're continuing our work with the RFDS on its Right as Rain program to make sure doctors and nurses and other health professionals in rural and remote communities have the information and resources they need to have effective conversations with patients about the importance of immunisation. Importantly, these workshops equip health professionals with a specific skill set, including tips and resources for talking to ‘hesitant immunisers’.

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).

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.

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