What do our clients and participants say about Healthy Tasmania?

We work with incredible clients and we couldn’t be happier that it seems the feeling is mutual! No need to take our word for it, here’s some of what other have had to say about our work:

CLIENTS

It was great to participate in a strategic planning and priority-setting session you recently conducted. I was appreciative and impressed by the professional, purposeful, respectful and ethical approach you took and the outcomes achieved despite a complex agenda and large group. Thank you

Debra Kay, Health Consumer Representative, South Australia.

We have found Healthy Tasmania to be great listeners; they took the time to understand our service, our program and what we were hoping to achieve. They bring great strategic abilities with them, and high-level knowledge of the service environment including individuals, services, and funders, as well as the policy and governmental context. Their contribution to our headspace consortium has been invaluable and we’re looking forward to continuing working together in the future

Wayne Frost, Manager headspace Launceston and Devonport

Healthy Tasmania’s Penny Terry and Lucy Byrne are a brilliant example of local people leading action to lift the aspiration and performance of regional communities and business in Australia. Their enthusiasm and professionalism bringing together shared community and business interests is impressive, and a skill set of great value to those they serve

David Spear, Partnerships and Communications, Regional Australia Institute

We can keep doing what we have done, if we want to keep lagging on health outcomes in Australia, or we can make a positive difference. The RFDS have worked with the team from Healthy Tasmania to start to make this positive difference in many rural communities including; Flinders and King Islands, Huon Valley and George Town. Healthy Tasmania has successfully worked in the areas of community consultation, program design and program delivery across health promotion, preventative health care and integrating primary health care. Using a strong evidence based approach, a good understanding of the social determinates of health, reinforced by ongoing evaluation and process improvement, we enjoy our ongoing partnership with Healthy Tasmania due to their capability to deliver and their positive pro-active approach to their work

John Kirwan, Chief Executive Officer, Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania

The City of Hobart has partnered with Healthy Tasmania in the development and delivery of the ‘Healthy Hobart’ program.  The program successfully delivers free events offering a range of recreational and social opportunities across the City.  The success of the program continues to be underpinned through the efforts of the team at Healthy Tasmania through their ongoing commitment to improving levels of physical health and social wellbeing within our community

Shannon Avery, Acting Manager of Parks and Recreation, City of Hobart

I couldn’t be more excited about this initiative by Lucy Byrne and Penny Terry. Having had the pleasure of working on projects with both of them, their combined intelligence, community spirit, capacity for being change makers, creativity and drive is an indomitable force for good in Tasmania and beyond

Dr Polly McGee

CVGT approached Healthy Tasmania Pty Ltd with a desire to support improved mental health in the workplace but unsure of how to achieve it. Healthy Tasmania were able to quickly understand what we were trying to achieve and consult widely with their strong networks to develop an innovative and unique approach that successfully filled a gap in the community. The combined skills of Lucy, Penny and Hayden in project management, media and communications support, stakeholder engagement and facilitation skills is a unique attribute of their ‘for purpose’ company.  CVGT have been impressed with their dedication and passion for their work and their ability to deliver. CVGT look forward to an ongoing partnership with Healthy Tasmania for the ‘Work is Mental ‘series

Alexis Smith, DES Manager, CVGT Launceston

St.LukesHealth has employed the services of Lucy Byrne and Penny Terry for a number of our projects, primarily in helping to shape our Tasmanian Health Report. We found their knowledge, professionalism and expertise second to none, while being highly engaging and supportive. Healthy Tasmania is extremely passionate in helping to improve the social and economic health of the Tasmanian community and this was evident in the high quality of work that they delivered for us – their work is strongly aligned to St.LukesHealth’s motto of helping our members to “stay healthy, get well, live better and deliver peace of mind”.

Paul Lupo CEO St.LukesHealth

[Healthy Tasmania] is great to work with. Lucy and Penny play to each other's strengths well and add an element of fun to what can sometimes be challenging or dry topics to work through.  We would have no hesitation in once again accessing the services provided by Healthy Tasmania or recommending them to other organisations and individuals.

Cornerstone Youth Services Employee

We undertook Penny’s storytelling workshop with our youth advisory team; the members are often invited to provide opinion to the media, to design and deliver events to the community, and to tell their personal story. It provided a framework to develop  meaningful, engaging and impactful stories and messages. It was a lot of fun and has been a great boost to their confidence and effectiveness in communication.

Wayne Frost, headspace Manager, Launceston/Devonport

George Town Council engaged the services of Lucy, Penny and their team at Healthy Tasmania for project management, training and mentoring. With their support we have developed a successful evidenced-based, wholistic,  community-wide health and wellbeing program for our community. Healthy Tasmania’s dedication, professionalism and long-term vision helped us to secure funding, upskill our staff and key stakeholders, provide resources and templates for easy implementation and will allow us to manage the project independently into the future. We found Healthy Tasmania to be reliable, available and fully engaged and we couldn’t have created Healthy George Town without their support

Rhonda O’Sign, Community Development Officer, George Town Council, Tasmania

Healthy Tasmania is a proactive professional business that Sustainable Timber Tasmania engaged to review our physical and mental health check providers and service for our 149 employees. Healthy Tasmania assisted in writing a recommendation to move to a holistic approach to health and well-being which Sustainable Timber Tasmania has fully embraced. Healthy Tasmania delivered requirements in a timely manner and are an excellent subject matter source for us to draw on. The team has a variety of skills that complement each other and completely suit our needs. I am proud to say that because of Healthy Tasmania’s work, Sustainable Timber Tasmania is leading the way in the Australian forestry industry in our whole person approach to mental and physical health support. I would highly recommend Healthy Tasmania for any work related to the health of your employees and getting the best from them and working in partnership with organisations to make it happen.

Steve Whiteley, CEO, Sustainable Timber Tasmania

Healthy Tasmania offers master of ceremonies services by Penny Terry, as part of their suite of options. Sustainable Timber Tasmania hired Penny for our inaugural conference in June 2019 and Penny was marvellous in bringing it all together. She worked closely with the event project manager from the pre-planning stage to planning the agenda, providing speaking notes for other guest speakers and spending hours creating an emotional audio tribute to all employees who assisted with the summer bushfires.  Penny kept the audience’s attention for the whole two days and evening event. She kept the conference alive and connected for all audience members. She created a sense of trust and her sense of creativity and humour put everyone at ease. I would highly recommend Penny Terry and Healthy Tasmania to assist with your next conference or to help facilitate your next strategic or leadership forum.

Steve Whiteley, CEO, Sustainable Timber Tasmania

We engaged Healthy Tasmania to deliver their 'Healthy Performance' program for our football club.

To get Hayden on board for this season was such a bonus for me as head coach, and he went above and beyond what I thought was possible for our playing group. Our low injury rate was attributed to the strength and conditioning work Hayden did and for this I thank him very much.

Taylor Whitford, Senior Coach, North Launceston Football Club

PARTICIPANTS

 

"Healthy Tasmania took extra strides to ensure this workshop ran in a timely and efficient manner. Penny and Lucy made the day fun and entertaining while still a professional attitude toward the nature of the workshop. Despite having a self-expressed minimum understanding of the aspects of the topics, they overcame these perceived obstacles with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn. I would recommend Healthy Tasmania to any organisation requiring a professional moderator of workshops to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved."

 

“Penny and Lucy are a totally dynamic team, presenting the workshop in a fun and engaging way. It was interactive from the moment we walked in. Came away with really useful insights, ideas, templates, and examples, that I can use in my work.”

 

“A totally refreshing personal development experience – learning made so pleasurable”  

 

“A number of words come to mind when I think of how this workshop was facilitated: high energy, dynamic, well organised, quirky and fun, well prepared, highly recommended!”

 

“Healthy Tasmania provide a contemporary and creative [workshop] style which is immediately engaging, and whilst playful and inclusive, their facilitation is astute and task orientated.”

 

“Penny and Lucy facilitated a great workshop… - their style was engaging, inclusive and outcomes-oriented. With their support, we covered a big agenda and have a clear and aligned path forward for [our new organisation].”

 

“It’s obvious your team are passionate about your work, delivering in a fun and relaxed manner and getting us connecting and working from the start. The delivery helped me to retain information.”

 

"High energy and with great knowledge of the organisation. They [Lucy and Penny] complement each other really well, it was a fun and respectful session."

 

"“I'm a big fan of anyone who can hold my attention for the duration of their presentation. Both Penny and Lucy are at the top of their game when it comes to delivering to an audience.”