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

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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

Wayne Frost, headspace Manager, Launceston/Devonport

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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.

Mental health and masculinity the topic of Simon Monks Memorial Foundation forum

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From a young age, boys are told to 'man up' or 'toughen up' or 'she'll be right'. Melbourne University Professor Jane Pirkis will present to 80 primary health care and community organisation workers on the development of the male suicide documentary Man Up, and the associated pressures on men that reduce the likelihood they'll get help for mental health issues. Click through to read the featured article that appeared in the Examiner Newspaper.

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