Healthy Tasmania was founded by Tasmanian sisters Lucy Byrne and Penny Terry in 2016.
We work with community partners to build capacity, improve equity and inclusion and promote pride of place; our motivation is to make communities thrive.

We work on a wide range of projects to improve the individual, social and economic health of our communities.

 

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

#ImReady

#ImReady - are you? Click through to find out the details for the #ImReady program currently underway at the Big Picture School in Launceston. #ImReady is a research project we're working on with the University of Tasmania which aims to find lasting ways to help young people form healthy habits for life.  Over eight weeks, #ImReady will offer hands-on experiences that will inspire and educate students about healthy lifestyles and connect them with opportunitites in their community. 

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 just 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. 

Healthy Hobart

The inaugural 2017 program has wrapped up, the survey results are in and we're now busily working away with the City of Hobart to pull together another Healthy Hobart program. We're passionate about making it easy and enjoyable for you to be more active and live a healthy lifestyle and were thrilled with the results from the first Healthy Hobart program. Healthy Hobart offered 21 FREE activities over eight weeks in Hobart's beautiful parks and reserves - everything from surf life saving and rugby league to orienteering and heritage walks. It was great to see so many people of all ages and abilities getting involved. Stay tuned for more info about round two!

Tasmanian podcast series

We're finalists! We're thrilled to be named a top-ten finalist in the Regional Australia Institute's Lightbulb Moments competition. We've been very busy working with the RAI developing our Tasmanian podcast project 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.

Active Launceston

Active Launceston is a community driven partnership which aims to improve the health and wellbeing of the Launceston community through physical activity. It's been a great year so far for Active Launceston with FIVE brand new programs running in the northern suburbs: Active Parks, Active Blokes, Active Dance, Active Defence and Active Technology. We've met some great new people, learned some awesome new skills and worked with new coordinators and session leaders - thanks to all. Watch this space to find out what's coming up in Spring. You can click through to the Active Launceston website to get the full rundown of the initiative.

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. 

RFDS Right as Rain: Improving rural health

Did you know that Tasmania has the highest rate of premature deaths in Australia, primarily occuring in rural areas? That's not ok. In parternship with the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Tasmania we're helping improve health outcomes and services in rural and remote Tasmania. Click through to find out more.

RSS