Healthy Tasmania | Collaboration | Community Solutions 

 

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

 

We like to call ourselves 'community organisers'. We collaborate with a range of community partners to build capacity; improve equity, inclusion, health and wellness; and promote pride of place. 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

 

 

HERE IS WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

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).

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.

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.

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. 

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