Healthy Tasmania | We were built to adapt
Lucky, because that’s what we’re all having to do during COVID-19 and it can be scary.
At Healthy Tasmania we have always been focussed on bringing people together to solve community problems, so we can all stay connected and be as healthy as we can be. Yep, we’ve got a big job ahead of us right now, eh?
We can't do everything like we used to, so we’re changing, like a chameleon changes its colours, and will keep changing, so that our people, and your people, can be connected.
Here are some of the ways we've adapted during 2020 to make sure we can reach as many people as possible, despite the challenges this year brings.
- Join in with (and have a laugh at) our #kitchensession that we recorded when the COVID-19 restrictions first began in March. You can find the videos here
- We've moved many of our community and workplace health and wellbeing programs online. Some of our community partners offer FREE Facebook live health and wellbeing sessions that you can access no matter where you live. Check out the Active Launceston and Healthy George Town Facebook pages to join in and watch these recorded sessions from April-May. We're also really enjoying watching how people are engaging in our workplace health and wellbeing sessions online learning about the importance of hydration to sleep hygiene to being financially healthy.
- We teamed up with the George Town Council to create a special COVID-19 season of our Health Speak podcast. You'll hear from some of those people and support services who really did it tough during the COVID restrictions, to find some practical, simple ways that we can all help, from our home. You'll come away feeling helpful, rather than helpless. You can listen to it here. We're excited to let you know we are now working on another five episodes to learn more about being better connected as we move through the changing COVID conditions - IT IS COMING SOON!
- The George Town Council also supported us to launch HealthyQUIT, a seven-week non-judgemental and interactive smoking cessation program combining all the evidence to help smokers to quit.
- We were excited to work with the Starting Point Neighbourhood House to develop five online sessions to keep you Mentally Well. You can access a video recording for each session in the links below. In addition, we are delivering ten free exercise sessions at the Men's and Community Shed (MACS) from August 2020.
We are problem solvers. We are health and wellbeing promoters. We are storytellers and story makers. We are advisors and project managers. We are mentors and innovators. We are doers.
We help people understand why their health matters; we need this now, more than ever.
You'll find a big list of ways we can help via this big button, or let's create something new together and keep your people safe, connected and healthy.
WHAT WE DO
Need a quick link?
Community health and wellbeing programs
Active Launceston website
Healthy George Town website
Healthy Hobart website
Mentally Well online
Street Shuffle - Ravenswood, South Launceston and Rocherlea
FREE Fitness Sessions at the Mens's and Community Shed in Ravenswood starting August 2020
Health Speak podcast
You can listen to our special COVID-19 season of our podcast Health Speak here.
If you'd like to register to attend one of our programs (virtual or otherwise) click here.
Alternatively, if you'd like to download the instructions and register via our easy to use phone app, I'm in by Healthy Tasmania, click here.
Work with us
If you'd like to register your interest to be part of our Register of Brilliant People, click here.
St.LukesHealth Tasmanian Health Report
Find out what the big health issues are for young Tasmanians (25 to 34 year-olds) and what that might mean for the future of our health system. You can find out more about the report and download the report here.
NOTE: This report was compiled pre-COVID19