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

#ImReady

#ImReady - are you? We had a ball delivering the recent #ImReady program at the Big Picture School in Launceston. #ImReady is a research project we worked on with the University of Tasmania with the aim to find lasting ways to help young people form healthy habits for life.  Over eight weeks, #ImReady offered hands-on experiences to inspire and educate students about healthy lifestyles and connect them with opportunitites in their community. We are now keen to roll this out in other school environments - get in contact if you'd like to know more.

We're in the northern suburbs of Launceston

We have been having lots of cups of tea in the northern suburbs of Launceston, talking with the community about the big projects planned for the Launceston region. The University of Tasmania and City of Launceston asked us to engage with key member of these communities about what is working well, where gaps and issues exist and how we can ensure that initiatives like the Launceston City Deal benefit their community.

On Tour - Team training day

We have been lucky enough to go On Tour with a brand new and very passionate "band" from Hobart, although I'm not sure knew they knew they were a band until we arrived!  It didn't take long to nut out and fully appreciate all the unlimited band skills they have as a team. Yes, we were thrilled to deliver this team training day to a local team in the not-for-profit sector here in Tassie. By all accounts, it rocked. Get in touch if your team could do with some rockstar treatement and head over to the 'What we do - Life Skills' section of our website to find out more about our training packages.

Tasmanian podcast series

We were thrilled to be named a top-ten finalist in the Regional Australia Institute's inagural Lightbulb Moments competition. After a busy 6 months working with the RAI to further develop the proposal we're moving into a stage of pre-production and have been really buoyed by the support and commitment we've received from many different sectors so far.  We're passionate about letting Tasmanians lead the conversation about their state, (cause let's be honest, they know it best) so we're creating a way for Tasmanian voices to be heard and their stories to be shared. My word we're excited about this one - expect to hear much more about it soon.

NMFC brings The Huddle to Tasmania

What a great time we've had working with the team from The Huddle, a not-for-profit initiative of the North Melbourne Football Club, which supports and empowers young people through activities across sport and recreation, education and careers, digital skills and community participation. We've just wound up the first ever Huddle program in Tasmania, based in Devonport to big smiles, active kids and a round of applause. As you can imagine we're looking forward to continuing this with NMFC in Tasmania.

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