Healthy Tasmania | Collaboration | Community Solutions 

 

Healthy Tasmania was founded by Tasmanian sisters Lucy Byrne and Penny Terry in 2016.
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 collaborate with 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, proudly live in communities that are thriving and to be as passionate about Tasmania as we are. 

 

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 Tasmania to help grow our community and share its 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'RE DOING RIGHT NOW

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. Click through to find out more.

Healthier eating at the Circular Head Show

We're coming to the Circular Head Show with the Royal Flying Doctor Service on the 9th of December! We'll be there in partnership with Rural Health Tasmania promoting healthy eating with 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

The City of Hobart's Healthy Hobart program is back for Spring and Summer with an even bigger 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 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

The Active Launceston Spring program went off with a bang with  SIX FREE programs delivered between August and October; Active Kids, Active Defence, Active Parks, Active Technology, Active Dance and Active Inveresk. Active Launceston is a community driven partnership which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Launceston community through physical activity. Active Launceston programsare currently in a hiatus but 'watch this space'. 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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