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

#mission2QUIT

City Mission have been on a #Mission2Quit…smoking. In 2018 we put together the pieces of a complex smoking cessation program that  supported City Mission employees to QUIT smoking. Bravo to the team for tackling this as it can be tough. This unique program brought together Nicotine Replacement Therapy, QUIT chats, counselling and behavioural support across the six weeks.

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

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.

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

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.

This program concluded in July 2018. See the program's evaluation report here and the infographic here.

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.

Register for our programs here

If you're thinking about going along to any of the programs we are involved 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).

Active Launceston Spring program a success

Active Launceston is a community driven partnership which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Launceston community through physical activity. Active Launceston programs are currently in a hiatus but 'watch this space' as we are BUSY behind the scences to continue to deliver this amazing evidence-based program. In the meantime, head to www.activelaunceston.com.au for any more information now.

#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.

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