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

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’.

A guide for healthier catering

When planning your next lot of catering at functions and events, why not make it healthy and lead by example? We've done the hard work for you and have put together a simple healthy catering guide to help you select your menu whther you're doing it inhouse or ordering in. Easy!

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.

#mission2QUIT

City Mission is on a #Mission2Quit…smoking. We’re busy pulling together the pieces of a complex program that will support City Mission employees to QUIT smoking. Bravo to the team for tackling this as it can be tough. This unique program will bring together Nicotine Replacement Therapy, QUIT chats, counselling and behavioural support across the six weeks, an exciting addition to the 2018 list.

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.

Workplace Activation | We'll do the hard work for you

The research is clear that creating a Healthy Workplace is good for business, however the process of creating and putting a plan into action can often be unclear and time consuming... but not for us! Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd has extensive experience developing, implementing and evaluating health and wellbeing strategies for Tasmanians in their work environment and we'd LOVE to chat with you and your team about the possibilities and outcomes for your workplace. Click through for more details and get in touch.

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.

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.

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