Healthy Tasmania | Driving collaboration to inspire community solutions 

 

At Healthy Tasmania, 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!

In doing this, we are changing the way people work in the health and community sector, to make sure the right problems are solved by the right people at the right time.

 

Our motivation is to make communities thrive.

 

Click through and have a read about what we do.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

 

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO

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.

#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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