What’s Happening

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

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, [...]

Run for Tarkyn

Run for Tarkyn Recently the Run for Tarkyn event was held for the second year, with runners and walkers taking off from Burnie Park and finishing at Table Cape, all in the name of prioritising mental health! Events like this cannot happen without some pretty special people with [...]


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