What’s Happening

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

West Devonport Hockey Club tackles mental health

Across the month, Kylea facilitated multiple presentations at the West Devonport Hockey Club 🏑 🐉 To complement these information sessions the club were passionate to reinforce mental health awareness by hosting a Stay ChatTY themed round. Efforts like this not only strengthen bonds between players and teams but bring the [...]

St.LukesHealth are supporting Stay ChatTY to 2023

With three successful years of collaboration already achieved we are very excited to continue our relationship with St.LukesHealth for the next three! St.LukesHealth is passionate about making a difference in the Tasmanian community and our ongoing partnership sees many exciting ideas ahead. Their ongoing support will enable us to create and [...]

Issy joins the team

Welcome our newest team member, Isabelle Brighella. Isabelle (Issy) joins us to deliver our Stay ChatTY Schools Program into high schools across the state. Issy is a provisional school psychologist who has worked directly in schools providing support to students and facilitating group skills training workshops. She’s a wealth of [...]

Clennett’s Mitre 10 Partnership builds a positive ripple effect

12 months into a three-year partnership offers a celebratory milestone as well as an opportunity to stop and reflect on what has been accomplished so far. The Stay ChatTY team always knew the partnership would be a great fit as Clennett’s Mitre 10 are super passionate about the health and [...]

‘Mozza’ recognised for his dedication and support of Stay ChatTY

Many amazing people have supported Stay ChatTY over the years. Without this level of support from so many groups and individuals, we would not be able to spread our messages as far and as wide as what we do. We wanted to focus on one person who not only supports our work in many ways, but [...]

Local footy puts mental health first

With a slight delay, round 1 of the TSL competition finally got underway this month. Clarence Football Club and Lauderdale Football Club wasted no time by playing for the annual Stay ChatTY Cup first up. This was the eighth consecutive year these two clubs have proudly represented Stay ChatTY through this awareness-raising round. Well done to Lauderdale FC on the win, with Josh McGuinness [...]

The School Program kicks off

Julia and Rachel kicked off our return to in-person school sessions at MacKillop College. Rachel was amazing; with this session also marking her first session as one of our newest team members! Young people are facing some pretty big challenges in the current climate, so getting them engaged in conversations surrounding mental health, help-seeking and reminders of the value [...]

We’re Back!

The past four months have been different for everyone and have no doubt brought us all challenges - our team being no exception. But we are super excited that as of this month to be back presenting face to face across Tasmania. We have been busy ensuring COVID measures are in place which means the way we go about our booking [...]

A reminder about our online resources available across all programs

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY have created a range of online resources across our Sports, Schools and Community/Workplace Programs. As we transition back into our offices, clubs and classrooms we wanted to remind you all to still access these fantastic educational tools. We are looking forward to being able to interact [...]

The Sports Program Q&A sessions are now available to clubs across the state

Have you been missing your teammates? Well if so, we have some great news... The Sports Program is happy to announce that Q&A sessions over Zoom to sporting clubs across the state are now available. The group call will provide the opportunity to discuss how members are feeling about being away [...]

Cha Cha for Charity

In late May, Launceston’s very own Andrew Palmer danced non-stop for 24 hours. Andrew rallied many people both local and around the country to take part, all whilst fundraising for both us and the Examiner Newspaper’s Winter Relief Appeal. We are so excited to continually see people across our state and country help us raise [...]

Mitch and Minister Rockliff work together to send a positive message

Recently, Mitch was invited along by the Minister for Mental health and wellbeing Jeremy Rockliff, to create a special video for Men’s Shed Tasmania. Men’s Shed groups across Tasmania, like many other groups across our state, are doing it tough without their usual connection, communication and comradery. So a positive message to remind everyone [...]

The Stay ChatTY Youth Reference Group kick off for 2020

Our Stay ChatTY Youth Reference Group (YRG) held its inaugural round of consultation between April and May! We had originally planned to meet in person, but the amazing team, led by our Youth Advisor Joel, quickly adapted to the online space. The YRG provided their input on our online Schools Program webinars, an upcoming Sports [...]

Schools, Sport and Workplaces – Online Content Now Available

Schools Online webinars: Our pre-recorded webinars are created to increase the mental health knowledge of young people in the community and provide strategies to keep mentally fit. They are tailored for any young person in grades 9-12 and supported by the Department of Education. Please get in touch below [...]

Schools Program Project Officers – Kat and Julia

In the past month, we have been busy investigating and discussing innovative ways we can deliver the Schools Program content online. We have tested different platforms and spoken extensively with the Department of Education Tasmania, to make sure we can produce online webinars in a safe environment for all schools. Currently, [...]

Mitch talks about the changes to Stay ChatTY and the importance of staying connected

With direction from the government and health experts, our daily lives are changing. Mitch addresses how this looks for our programs and highlights some actions we need to achieve during this time of uncertainty. View the video

Important new information on our website (COVID-19)

Stay ChatTY recognises that looking after your mental health during COVID-19 is of utmost importance, so we have developed some tips that might help manage the changes to daily life. Follow the LINK to access tips, where to find information and some downloadable resources developed by us. Keep safe, keep connected, keep going.

Please remember these key messages and know you’re never alone

Conversations matter - the spread of Coronavirus is affecting all of us emotionally. If you have had a difficult day at work, school or in your home, it’s important to talk about it. Pick up the phone, jump online and discuss how you’re feeling and thinking, every day, good and bad. If you notice someone [...]

A message to community groups and workplaces from Tash

For most of us, our work life has shifted drastically, and our social interaction has decreased severely. In a time of great uncertainty and change our normal routines are no longer something we can rely on. Workplaces and community groups offer us far more than a consistent place to visit or a source of income. [...]

Neighbour Day – Last Sunday in March

Did you know that research by Relationships Australia suggests at least 1.5 million Australians have experienced loneliness for 10 years or more? Feeling like we belong is a basic human need, and can harm us not only mentally, but physically too. In an effort to reduce social isolation, SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY is proud to be celebrating Neighbour Day [...]

Tash talks about mental health and resilience when seeking employment

Have you ever felt out of your comfort zone stepping into a new chapter of life? Build Up Tassie provides support & skill-based learning for young people seeking employment and brought us in to chat about the importance of mental health awareness. Navigating new surroundings, new people and new experiences can be challenging. A focus of Tash’s [...]

Cement Australia focus’ on mental health for their workforce at the Railton mine

What do you think this rig is worth? Cement Australia wanted their workers to hear some of Stay ChatTY’s key messages around mental health and suicide awareness. Over two sessions James spoke to nearly all of the workers on-site and in the mine. When you can address an entire worksite at once, it can reduce the stigma around mental health [...]

Kingston Crows Cricket Club finish their season off on a positive mental health note

Kindness is key when building a good team culture. 🔑 The Kingston Crows Cricket Club reached out to us to educate their players, coaches and support staff on mental health. The skills gained in the Sports Program can be applied on field and in everyday life. Are you a club that hasn’t had the Sports Program? Get in touch - staychatty@reltas.com.au. #StayChatty #MentalHealthAwareness

Mitch is back, launching into 2020 with passion

After a much-needed speaking break, Mitch returned to the stage this month sharing with the staff at Murdoch Clarke Solicitors. As Mitch closes in on his 600th presentation as a lived experience speaker, his passion to share his story as far and wide as possible has never been stronger. If your workplace or community group would like to hear Mitch’s [...]

James visits the New Town Cricket Club to deliver the Sports Program

Do you play sport for a club, or train with a group of people? The Stay ChatTY Sports Program aims to normalise the conversation of mental health, provide tips on staying mentally fit and how to spot the signs if a team mate is struggling. James recently visited the New [...]

FilePro representing Stay ChatTY in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Did you see ‘FilePro’ competing in the 2019-20 Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race? Tim Gadsby and his crew decided to generously display our logo all over the yacht, as they seriously believe in the change our work is creating. Tim says the yacht has been a “space for his [...]

Coles quiz night one of many fundraising initiatives across 2019-20

Coles continue to support us with sales of our Stay ChatTY stickers and wristbands in-store right across the state and alongside that Bec Woods heads up creating multiple fundraising activities to support us throughout the year. Recently Coles held a quiz night at Blundstone Arena. The energy in the room [...]

Jed follows inspiration to make a difference

We love hearing about the positive ripple effect that people in our community have when they take inspired action. Ben Hirst recently completed his third massive annual effort for Stay ChatTY and had many people join him during his seven day mission to run Laps for Lads. Jed Matthews (pictured) was one of those people that came [...]

Jayde swims the English Channel for charity

Earlier on in November Jayde Richardson swam for over 12 hours and successfully crossed the English Channel. Jayde some time ago decided to raise funds for us at Stay ChatTY along the way given her passion for mental health and suicide awareness. We were so pleased recently to receive a visit from Jayde to announce she had raised [...]

The Schools Program flies to Flinders Island

Kat and Julia were given an exciting opportunity to travel to Flinders Island in November, presenting our positive mental health workshops. Over two days they delivered sessions to teachers, students and community members. They also found some time in between to explore the incredible island! Thank you so much Flinders Island District School, TasPorts and Ken at Mountain [...]

UTAS staff compete to raise funds for Stay ChatTY

Last month, the Student Operations Division within the University of Tasmania fundraised for us at Stay ChatTY. Five teams within the division competed against each other to see who could raise the most money. Teams cooked meals, baked desserts, even sketched drawings, selling them to raise further funds. Mitch was thrilled recently, as [...]

Stay ChatTY School Program expands

The Stay ChatTY Schools Program will now be available for all Catholic and Independent secondary schools across Tasmania in 2020. The Schools Program provides mental health literacy workshops for grades 9-12, which is grounded in evidence and aligned with the Australian Secondary School Curriculum. We also offer teacher and parent workshops in cost-effective packages for a whole school [...]

Calvary test their knowledge and raise awareness around mental health

The Annual Calvary Quiz night was held recently, run, organised and lead by the amazing David Clarke and Ash Tuttle. General Manager Calvary Hobart Marcus DiMartino and Director of Mission Tony Brennan (pictured) were on hand at a Leaders and Managers session held in Hobart recently, to hand over the [...]

Mitch keynotes at the Australian Institute of Embalming Conference

Mitch delivered a keynote presentation at the National Australian Institute of Embalming Conference. Around 100 people gathered from across the country (and internationally) for this annual event which this year was held in Tasmania. Millingtons Funeral and Cemetery Services continue to support Stay ChatTY and kindly donated $1000 to allow us to [...]

James and Mitch attending Dominic College for their Mental Health Week

Mitch and James proudly represented Stay ChatTY at Dominic College’s inaugural ‘Mental Health Week’. This initiative led by Grade Coordinator of Pastoral Care, Aaron Davey focuses on a variety of topics such as self-care, body image, fitness and how to safely manage social media to name a few. We delivered four sessions [...]

Tash presents the Community Presentation for the first time

Congratulations Tash, our Community Engagement Officer, on completing her first presentation! Students at UTAS, studying their Masters of Teaching were lucky enough to have Tash talk about mental health, supportive conversations and where we can find help for ourselves, or for the people around us. Well delivered Tash 👏🏼 #StayChatTY [...]

Our Program Facilitator Kylea from Launceston presents the Sports Program to Riverside Olympic Soccer Club

Recently Kylea delivered the Sports Program to the Riverside Olympic Soccer Club in Launceston. It was great to share our ideas and to have such open and honest chats around the topic. Thank you for inviting the conversation of mental health into your club. If you are a sports club in [...]

Kat and Julia present the Schools Program at Don College in Devonport

Kat and Julia have been working their tails off lately! They have just completed seven school sessions in only five days, two at Winnaleah and five at Don College. The students were great and so enthusiastic to help us create communities that support mental health and encourage supportive conversations. #SchoolsProgram #StayChatTY


On September 12th the R U OK? 10-week Conversations Convoy will be complete. The convoy will finish in Sydney on R U OK? Day (September 12). The aim of the ‘Conversation Convoy’ is to make every day R U OK? Day by encouraging more Australians to get comfortable asking the [...]

A Masquerade

We are thrilled to be part of an upcoming Gala Ball in Launceston Tasmania on October 5. Join us in the north of the state for an evening of glam, dancing, and most of all raising funds for mental health awareness here in Tasmania. Link to tickets is below. Thanks [...]

Komatsu commits grant towards youth adviser project

Kyra (pictured) works as a spare parts apprentice with Komatsu (Komatsu Limited). Each year Komatsu run an initiative called “Live Your Dream”. LYD is designed to help their employees achieve personal goals and improve their communities by applying for a $10,000 grant to go towards a certain organisation or charity. [...]

The Schools Program travelled south to Dover District School

Earlier in the month Stay ChatTY visited the Dover District School to deliver the Schools Program. It was great to see so many staff and support teachers attend the session right there with the students. Thank you to the students and teachers for inviting the conversation of mental health into your [...]

Mitch delivers his lived experience to Eastside Lutheran College

After an 8 week break of delivering presentations, Mitch McPherson returned this week to kick start a busy back end of the year sharing his story. To kick it off, he was invited to share this week with the grade 9 group at Eastside Lutheran College on Hobart’s Eastern-shore. ELC [...]

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Ball 2019 – What an incredible night!

We are super excited to announce the total amount raised from this years’ SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Ball. Drumroll………………. We raised an impressive $83,176!!! Thank you to all 650 plus guests who united together to show support for our ever growing organisation. To our team led by Amanda French, thank [...]

Stay ChatTY and Relationships Australia Tasmania attend the 2019 Suicide Prevention Australia National Conference

The team look ready to go at this year’s Suicide Prevention Australia National Conference in Melbourne. The conference spanned 3 days of learning, networking, and bringing home some fresh ideas for our work throughout Tasmania. 👊 #StayChatTY #NSPC19

We have an exciting partnership announcement

Relationships Australia Tasmania and Clennett's Mitre 10 have announced a formal partnership between the two organisations, specifically to support the activities of SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY. For three years, Clennett's Mitre 10 will contribute $30,000 annually, in addition to proceeds raised from fundraising initiatives throughout the partnership. "Our partnership with [...]


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