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What’s Happening2022-05-11T13:18:23+10:00

Witnessing the next generation of leaders at Wrest Point’s Peer Learning Circle

Mitch McPherson is surrounded by Wrest Point’s ‘Peer Learning Circle’ participants, after participating in a Q&A on leadership and professional growth Each year, Wrest Point Hotel Casino hosts a dynamic Learning and Development program for Supervisors and Managers, aimed at nurturing leadership skills and fostering professional growth [...]

Tash joins the Community and Public Sector Union team to discuss holistic ways of supporting people

Natasha Cloak is pictured with the Community and Public Sector Union team after delivering our Workplace & Community Presentation. When your work revolves around supporting people, keeping mental health at the forefront is not just important—it's essential! Earlier in March, Tash had the pleasure of joining the [...]

Channelling lived experience into community action at the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Forum

Mitch McPherson and Natasha Cloak are pictured on stage at the Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Forum, for a Q&A session on the theme of channelling lived experience into community action. At the end of March, Hobart played host to the annual Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Forum, organised by the [...]

Fairbrother’s First Year apprentices joined by Mitch on Induction Day

Mitch McPherson is pictured presenting at the Fairbrother’s First year Apprentice Induction Day. For the 8th consecutive year, Mitch travelled to Campbell Town to participate in Fairbrother's First Year Apprentice Induction Day. It's a tradition that Mitch holds close to his heart—a day filled with inspiration, learning, and [...]

Empowering Apprentices: A Day of Mental Health Upskilling with Degree C Tasmania

Stay ChatTY’s Senior Project Officer, Tash, is pictured with the Degree C Tasmania apprentices for the 1st year Apprentice’s Day. As February was underway, we were filled with immense gratitude for the opportunity to once again be a part of the Degree C Tasmania 1st year Apprentice's [...]

The Jewellery Factory weaves love with its Stay ChatTY friendship bracelet

The Stay ChatTY friendship bracelets crafted by Laura at The Jewellery Factory, to raise funds for mental health awareness and suicide prevention. In February, Tash had the pleasure of seeing a special kind of friendship bracelet come to life: a token woven with a twist, symbolising the [...]

The North-West community rallies for the annual Game for Tarkyn

Alex from the Stay ChatTY Sports Program, is pictured with the Somerset Basketball team, winners of the men’s game for the North-West Basketball Union’s Mental Health Round, Game for Tarkyn. We were incredibly fortunate to be part of the Game for Tarkyn, an integral event within the [...]

Sacred Heart College prioritises mental health as students get back to school

Sacred Heart Y10 students are buzzing with energy and inspiration after a Schools Program session with Callan and Kylea. In February, our Schools Program officially hit the road again 🚗💨 While discussing mental health may seem like a heavy topic, our Schools Program is all about uplifting [...]

Kingborough Lions United FC battles Olympia FC Warriors at the SUSC charity round

Alex from the Stay ChatTY Sports Program is pictured with the Kingborough Lions United FC and Olympia FC Warriors teams at the Stay ChatTY Shield Charity Round, which raised over $2,400. We're still riding high on the waves of positivity from the Stay ChatTY Charity Shield Round! [...]

10 years since our first ever statewide initiative: the ‘Tour de Tig’

Stay ChatTY Founder, Mitch McPherson, is pictured with some of his closest friends ten years ago for our first ever statewide initiative, the “Tour de Tig”. On February 1st, we celebrated a significant milestone: the 10th anniversary of our first ever statewide initiative, the "Tour de Tig". [...]

Jewellery that gives back: $16,920 donated from the sales of the Francesca awareness bracelet!

Mitch, Tash, and Pauline are pictured together with the Francesca team including Founders Hannah and Rachel Vasicek, at the Francesca offices in Hobart. "Success means nothing unless you give back" Hannah and Rachel Vasicek, Founders of Francesca Jewellery. The Francesca team has not just preached these words [...]

RedZed comes through with a hit donation at the Hurricanes x Stay ChatTY 2024 BBL match

Our mascot Shorty, Tash and Relationships Australia Tasmania’s CEO, Dr Michael Kelly, pictured at the BBL cricket game in support of Stay ChatTY. What an incredible way to kick off the year! The team had a fantastic New Year celebration at Blundstone Arena, attending a thrilling BBL [...]

If you like a good old ‘best of’… check out our most popular stories of 2023!

The SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY team is pictured together holding signs including ‘Be Kind’ and ‘Conversations Matter’. Without further ado… here are our most popular stories of 2023! Grab a cuppa, and read along: 2023 – An incredible year of impact together with the community Have you [...]

Sports Clubs: Make Runs Maxi is funding your Mental Health First Aid Training!

A Mental Health First Aid kit is pictured on a window seal during our last training in Hobart. Our friends at Make Runs Maxi came through with an incredible opportunity for sports clubs, by funding a special Mental Health First Aid training in Launceston on the 13-14 [...]

Junior tennis athletes learn how to BOUNCE back during the Hobart International

Kylea and Alex are pictured on the tennis court at the Hobart International with some of the state’s junior athletes. Alex and Kylea had an exciting day at the Domain Tennis Centre during the Hobart International, connecting with some of the state's most promising tennis junior athletes. [...]

First responders put their mask on first ahead of the busy Christmas holiday

Mitch is pictured presenting to the Huon Group brigades, Huon Valley SES and Huonville Police representatives. As Christmas approached, Mitch met with various first responders’ groups in the Hobart and Huonville areas to share important messages on mental health and well-being. In the Hobart region, Mitch had [...]

Kings Meadows High School students look after each other at the ‘Healthy Me’ Expo

Callan pictured with Kings Meadows students at the ‘Healthy Me’ Expo. Kylea and Callan had the opportunity to participate in the 'Healthy Me' Expo at Kings Meadows High School in the North just before the holiday break. The annual event, organised by the student leaders, has become [...]

Burnie Surf Life Saving Club learning to ride out the waves of mental health

Burnie Surf Life Saving club team working together brainstorming skills for resilience and support seeking strategies We recently visited Burnie Surf Life Saving Club on a sunny evening on the North West coast. After enjoying some time in the swell the junior and senior athletes joined us [...]

Keeping it kind for National Kindness Day and during this festive season

How great is that feeling you experience when someone does something kind for you? Or, when you show compassion towards someone in your life? November 13th marks National Kindness Day, but also a timely reminder going into the festive season to keep space and practice kindness for [...]

RACT partner with Brand Tas for two incredible events celebrating Tasmanian stories and community

Mitch pictured together with RACT and Brand Tas after heading along to support and be involved in the incredible events celebrating successes of RACT, Tasmanians and the community. RACT recently partnered with Brand Tasmania as part of their 100 Year celebrations, to share some Tasmanian stories at [...]

Hobart gets together to enjoy a spook-tacular Halloween Haunted House

Sarah pictured dressed up wonderfully as Maleficent with some equally exceptionally dressed up adoring little Halloween Haunted House fans. Nearly 450 people across Hobart joined in the spooky spirit of Halloween this year at the 'Rosny Haunted House'. Sarah and her family have been opening their doors [...]

Sacred Heart College working together to promote positive mental health

Some of the incredible students from Sacred Heart College pictured together during one of the sessions at the school. The Stay ChatTY Schools Program rolled into Sacred Heart College recently, delivering 5 sessions to the Grade 10 students! Our team absolutely loved their time at the College, [...]

Department of NRET come together for fitness, conversations, and creating connections

Some of the NRET team together after completing the incredible effort of the Point to Pinnacle/ Point to Pub. On a cloud covered misty morning last month, the Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania team came together as a collective for the first time as a [...]

You’re Invited to the Brand Tasmania X RACT Launceston Partner Event!

Following our partner networking event in Hobart, we invite you to join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation in Launceston. Following our partner networking event in Hobart, we invite you to join us for an evening of inspiration and conversation in Launceston. Hear the stories [...]

Mackillop come together to enjoy some quiz fun for a great cause

Wellbeing Captain, Faith Jones with Mitch at the successful community Quiz Night event held at the College. Recently, MacKillop Catholic College held a fun-filled quiz night for staff, students, and their families on campus. The purpose of the quiz night was to raise money and awareness for [...]

Cricket Tasmania and Hurricane’s Batting for Positive Mental Health

Mitch with the Women’s Tasmanian Cricket Squad, after sharing his Lived Experience We are excited to once again be partnering with Cricket Tasmania and the Hobart Hurricanes. This year we are again Hobart Hurricane’s Community Partner, a collaboration to enhance mental health awareness across Cricket Tasmania players [...]

Junior Soccer stars chat about how they can Bounce back

Alex and Leah with the young soccer stars, Glenorchy Knights, after sharing stories skills focused around resilience. Alex and Leah headed along to KGV Football Park for a BOUNCE session with the Glenorchy Knights (Croatia-Glenorchy) players before training last week. We looked at how some well-known athletes [...]

Teachers and Parents get ChatTY with our NEW Program Sessions Available

We are so grateful to have the opportunity to deliver program sessions in schools all across Tasmania. Now entering its 6th year of delivery, the Stay ChatTY Schools program sessions are designed to strengthen students awareness of mental health and resilience and build their confidence to achieve positive [...]

Run for Mental Health tackles the “Double Everest”

One of our longest ambassadors, Ben Hirst (Run for Mental Health), set himself another mammoth physical challenge for June 2023 to raise dollars and awareness for mental health. This time, taking on the ‘Double Everest’! Ben’s “Double Everest” challenge is to run twice the height of Mount Everest [...]

Mens Health Week

This year’s theme for Mens Health week, June 12 – 18, was ‘Healthy Habits’ and creates an opportunity to highlight the importance of men's health in our communities. Men's Health Week focuses on not just physical health, but also importantly men's mental health and emotional wellbeing. Through a [...]

Introducing our new Junior Sports Program Bounce

We are so excited to announce the launch of our newest Junior Sports Program presentation – BOUNCE. BOUNCE is an interactive 45 minute presentation designed to help young athletes (ages 10-14) develop resilience, identify their strengths and understand the importance of teamwork. Through activities and brainstorming, athletes are [...]

Corpus Christi continue to support Stay ChatTY’s message

For the past 4 years, Corpus Christi Primary School have invited Mitch (a former student) in for a special visit with the grade 6 students. The discussion focused on acknowledging our emotions, speaking up, being kind, transitioning to high school, being yourself, being respectful, and of course some [...]

Shorts Day!

Shorts Day, Thursday 22 June is quickly approaching, being only 2 weeks away now. As the weather gets cooler and the days get shorter, we are reminded that it can be uncomfortable to be a little cold especially in shorts – as it can be to talk about [...]

Intimate session at Collins SBA shares the importance of mental health

Collins SBA recently invited Mitch into their Hobart office to share his story with their staff. It was a small, intimate session that was really well received from the team “The conversation around the importance of mental health and wellbeing and looking out for each other has continued [...]

Nystar continues to support mental health year after year!

For the fifth year straight Nyrstar Australia - Hobart has supported Stay ChatTY through their Annual Golf Day. Employees past and present, suppliers and sponsors took to the green in a day full of connection and friendly competition. We would like to extend our gratitude to participants, sponsors, [...]


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