Healthy Tasmania | Driving collaboration to inspire community solutions 

 

Healthy Tasmania was founded by Tasmanian sisters Lucy Byrne and Penny Terry.
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.

 

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 and proudly live in communities that are thriving.

 

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 help grow our community, and others like ours, and share their 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'VE BEEN UP TO

Storytelling workshops, mentoring, presentations

Steve Jobs said "The most powerful person in the world is The Storyteller". We agree. We've been helping people tell their stories for years and are now working with people so they can step into their power through storytelling workshops, mentoring, and presentations. We're currently running a public workshops which you can register for here or email Penny about some professional development opportunities for your workplace  - penny.terry@healthytasmania.com.au

Diabetes education sessions for doctors

We're thrilled to be supporting the John Morris Diabetes Centre Integrated Diabetes Care project, to deliver an educational program for GP's across rural and remote primary healthcare sites, giving them an opportunity to learn from the best in the business and supercharging their knowledge and skills in best practise diabetes care.

Immunisation workshops for GP's, nurses and other health professionals

We're continuing our work with the RFDS on its Right as Rain program to make sure doctors and nurses and other health professionals in rural and remote communities have the information and resources they need to have effective conversations with patients about the importance of immunisation. Importantly, these workshops equip health professionals with a specific skill set, including tips and resources for talking to ‘hesitant immunisers’.

Expressions of Interest

So, we hear you're keen to help Tasmanians improve their health, social and economic outcomes? Us too! This is a call for Expression of Interest to be listed on our register of Brilliant People. We work with a whole range of people from allied health professionals to nutritionists to storytellers to consultants. If you're someone who helps others live better lives, we probably want you in ours.  If you're a good fit, we may call on you to provide sessions for the various programs we manage. It's a triple threat opportunity: You get paid, you get to promote what you do, and you can pull in new clients (see, it's brilliant).

A guide for healthier catering

When planning your next lot of catering at functions and events, why not make it healthy and lead by example? We've done the hard work for you and have put together a simple healthy catering guide to help you select your menu whther you're doing it inhouse or ordering in. Easy!

Business Events Tasmania

We all know Tasmania is an awesome place to live, work and play - we think people can get a taste of all those things whenever they visit. We thrilled to be doing some work with Business Events Tasmania to help share that message with the world! Watch this space to see what's next.

#mission2QUIT

City Mission is on a #Mission2Quit…smoking. We’re busy pulling together the pieces of a complex program that will support City Mission employees to QUIT smoking. Bravo to the team for tackling this as it can be tough. This unique program will bring together Nicotine Replacement Therapy, QUIT chats, counselling and behavioural support across the six weeks, an exciting addition to the 2018 list.

This Project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.

Healthy Hobart Goes Dark

If you’ve ever used ‘it’s too cold and dark’ as a reason to not exercise… sorry. The research tells us that the dark and cold weather does stop people exercising so, along with the City of Hobart, we thought we’d have a crack as fixing that. Healthy Hobart Goes Dark will bounce off the exuberance of the Dark Mofo festival. 
There are 18 unique and innovative sessions all happening in Hobart’s parks and facilities including Puffer Jacket Yoga, Discosize and Medieval Games. The program all begins with a Quidditch session starting on Friday the 15th June 4.30pm at Parliament Lawns.

This Project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.

Healthy Shed

Nothing like fixing up a shed eh? We’re taking our tools to Ravenswood to ‘activate’ the recently established Men’s and Community Shed (MACS). Through Healthy Shed we will support the group to reduce unhealthy habits like inactivity, smoking and food choices, plus we’ll focus on their connection to mental health. 

This Project was funded by the Healthy Tasmania Community Innovations Grants through the Tasmanian Government.

Healthy George Town

George Town is moving into ‘position’; on your marks, get set, go (almost)! We are excited to be supporting the George Town Council to develop a ‘Position Paper’ about developing a community-wide health and wellbeing project. Work done previously tells us about the need for this type of initiative in the rural community so we are ready and waiting to get ‘Healthy George Town’ funded, developed and delivered. Stay tuned.

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