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

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 [...]

Neighbour Day 2022 – A chance to address loneliness in our community

This year on Sunday 27 March, Neighbour Day celebrates 20 years of connecting communities. Neighbour Day is Relationships Australia’s national campaign that encourages all Australians to build social connections in their local community and reduce loneliness. Loneliness is recognised as a public health concern with research indicating that [...]

Brain Train

Kylea Aldred, Project Officer, Schools & Sports Program Even at local level sport we understand the value in training sessions. We show up, we sweat, we learn, we grow, and we take that growth into game day. We know that if we don’t train, we won’t perform to [...]

From the inside

Brooke Hepburn, Project Officer, Junior Sports Program Racing heart rate, sweating, butterflies in the stomach, tightness in the shoulders, nervous energy coursing through the body – these are all too familiar sensations to a former athlete. In my case however, these sensations are no longer my body priming [...]

In Australia, one first responder takes their life every six weeks*

Massive thanks to Prospect House and Ravenswood Fire Brigade for having Kylea visit recently to share our Workplace & Community Presentation. In such a high-pressure environment like firefighting, prioritising mental wellbeing and support as well as having a strong team culture is fundamental. Our sessions aim to highlight the importance [...]

And just like that… Our 2021 Stay ChatTY Gala Ball has SOLD OUT!

Thank you to each and every one of you that purchased a ticket. We were overwhelmed by the support of our community and felt disappointed that we couldn't have everyone there to celebrate.💙💙💙 We can't wait for what is going to be an amazing night, but also to help raise much [...]

The Stay ChatTY team is super excited to welcome Sam!

Sam joins us as our Community and Digital Engagement Officer with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in marketing and communications. Sam will be assisting us with all things social media, communications and our engagement with our incredible fundraisers and supporters. We know Sam will help us expand our reach [...]

The Tasmanian Tourism Industry support their workforce through workshops

The first Resilience and Well-Being Workshop for the Tasmanian Tourism Industry (TTI) was delivered here in Hobart this month. Mitch joined Mel Irons (Senior Consultant and Psychologist), Bianca Welsh (restaurant owner and mental health advocate) as well as Ben Fisher from Lifeline Tasmania to deliver a range of mental health-related information [...]

Somerset and Burnie Basketball clubs pays tribute in charity game

Nothing brings a community together better than a game of basketball, particularly on the North West coast.🏀 Combining a common love for sport and a desire for community connection, the Somerset Basketball Club played the Burnie Basketball Club in a charity game. Six of the other NWBU teams also played [...]

OHA and CHC play off in the 3rd annual Stay ChatTY Round

We are thrilled that the OHA and Canterbury Hockey Clubs have kept the tradition going. It was the 3rd annual SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Sporting Round between these clubs in April. 🏑 Continued support from sporting clubs such as these really helps to keep these important mental health and suicide prevention [...]

Brooke joins the Stay ChatTY team in a boost for Junior Sport!

We are thrilled to be welcoming to the Stay ChatTY team, Brooke Hepburn! 👏 Brooke is joining us to develop and implement a Junior Sports Program across Tasmania. Brooke has recently finished up a wonderful 10-year career playing cricket with the Tasmanian Tigers and Hobart Hurricanes. With qualifications in Nutrition, Dietetics [...]

Basketball Tasmania’s State Development Program embrace the Sports Program

It has been another successful start to the State Development Program (SDP) season with Basketball Tasmania. Over the course of just one week in March, we were able to present to the boys and girls squads in Hobart, Launceston and Penguin. We feel grateful to be able to return to [...]

Our partnership with Good Sports goes from strength to strength

The Stay ChatTY Sports Program is proud to work alongside Good Sports again for another year. Through 2021 we will team up with Good Sports to help sporting clubs across the state by creating policy and plans, to promote positive mental health in sporting clubs of Tasmania. Collaborative partners are [...]

Neighbour Day 2021

We are extremely proud to announce that Mitch has become a National Ambassador for Neighbour Day. Neighbour Day is always held on the last Sunday in March, providing all Australians with an opportunity to recognise the strength we draw from our communities, and to continue to build creative connections within neighbourhoods [...]

Bellerive Yacht Club Community show support across 2020

The Scrounges Club has been a long-running initiative of the Bellerive Yacht Club (BYC) and its ever-growing community 🛥️ Each year Members and Sailors make donations (traditionally after Wednesday night twilight races), with funds raised being donated to local charities and organisations. After being selected this year, we were so proud [...]

The Hobart Gymnastics Academy invite the Sports Program to class

To kick off ‘Back to Gym’ the Hobart Gymnastics Academy (HGA) invited Stay ChatTY to chat with their coaches. 🤸‍♀️ 🤸 Education on our mental health for coaches, parents and members can not only help support the people around us but can help us navigate through challenges in our own [...]

Christmas Lights of Blackmans Bay brings joy and support to their community

Lighting up the community through the Christmas Spirit! 🎄 That is exactly what Dean and Nat have been doing annually through their Christmas Lights of Blackmans Bay initiative. Each year Dean and Nat choose a charity to support, and we were fortunate to be chosen for 2020. Not only did they [...]

Promote Stay ChatTY with our logo on your sports apparel

Winter (sport) is coming 🏉🏑⚽🏐 So, as you finalise rosters and set training schedules, make sure you consider ‘Sporting’ the Stay ChatTY Logo this season. The Stay ChatTY logo represents a strong reminder to check in on both yourself and those around you. Having the Stay ChatTY logo on your playing [...]

Wilson Homes gather staff and subcontractors to focus on mental health

Wilson Homes staff and sub-contractors have a passion to learn more about and rethink mental health in their industry 👷👷‍♀️ As part of their annual staff and supplier BBQ, a focus was taken towards breaking down the stigma around discussing mental health and looking out for each other on job sites, [...]

Cricket Tasmania focus on mental health off the field

Our partnership with Cricket Tasmania continues to strengthen 🏏 Tash recently joined the Cricket Tasmania crew for our Workplace and Community Presentation. The session takes a focus on expanding awareness around mental health and ensuring everyone leaves the room with additional tools and strategies to support themselves, their colleagues and their [...]

Suicide Prevention LIFE Awards shining a positive light

Stay ChatTY for the fourth year running, proudly sponsored the Outstanding Contribution to Suicide Prevention by a Young Person award. We were pleased to announce that the winner this year was Matt Etherington. Since 2016, Matt has coached The Big Issue’s Community Soccer Program, an all-abilities social inclusion initiative using [...]

The new Independent and Catholic Schools Program finally visit Fahan School

Sometimes good things take time! ⏰ And after three years of discussions, the Stay ChatTY Schools Program finally landed at Fahan School with the Grade 12 students. These girls were so passionate about having us visit they continued to look at ways to make sure the session could happen. So, [...]

The St.Lukes Launceston Tornados put mental health into their game plan

Good culture wins games. 🥇 And kindness is one fast track way to boosting good team culture. ✨ The Launceston Tornados 🏀🌪 jumped at the chance to learn more about supporting themselves and their teammates when it comes to mental health. Thank you, Corey and the squad, for making this [...]


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