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

James presents the Sports Program to the state women’s football squad

The state women’s football team invited James to deliver the Sports Program to learn about mental health, keeping mentally fit and how to help out a team mate. Gaining knowledge of is essential to breaking down the stigma that exists around mental health in Tasmania. We can all play an [...]

Lifeline Tasmania are looking for your help!

Begin a conversation with Lifeline Tasmania now to commence your journey towards becoming a 13 11 14 Volunteer Crisis Supporter. Working on the frontline of suicide prevention, you could make a significant difference to people experiencing personal crisis. To explore the training and volunteering options available as a Crisis Supporter, [...]

Mitch presenting to the staff at pitt&sherry

Mitch travelled far and wide to share his story with all office staff for Specialist Engineer group pitt&sherry. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Devonport, Launceston and Hobart all welcomed Mitch with open arms, as the business proudly and collectively addressed mental health with their staff. We thank you pitt&sherry for your generous donation towards us continuing our [...]

Jayde will swim the English Channel to raise money for Stay ChatTY

Jayde in September will attempt to swim the English Channel all whilst raising funds for us here at Stay ChatTY. Jayde has already raised over $2000, and we are thrilled to have such a determined and passionate Tasmanian supporting us. We will keep everyone up to speed on Jayde's journey. #StayChatTY Jayde Richardson's English Channel Swim [...]

James journeys up the East Coast to chat with the East Coast Giants Junior Football Club

Good club culture takes a lot of hard work to build, but its value is priceless. The Sports Program looks at actions that club members can participate in to build exactly this. Thank you to the East Coast Giants for having Stay ChatTY at your club!

The School Program presents to Hobart College

Kat and Julia visited the students of Hobart College to present the Schools Program to two health studies classes. Engaging in conversations about mental health are so important to break down the stigma, one of Stay ChatTY’s big goals is to normalise the conversation so individuals who need support have the smoothed pathway to receive it. Thank [...]

Congratulations on the winner of the 2019 LIFE Awards

The Tasmanian Suicide Prevention Community Network (TSPCN) held their annual LIFE Awards before their forum the next day in Hobart. Stay ChatTY for the third year running proudly sponsored the Outstanding Contribution to Suicide Prevention by a Young Person award. We were pleased to announce that the winner was The Hutchins School. The Hutchins School [...]

Stay ChatTY Supported by the Touch Football Tasmania – School Series

This month was the launch of the Touch Football Tasmania - Hobart School Series. This year is the first time the series has come to Hobart which 12 teams will participate in. The second event will be held in Launceston where a massive 42 teams have registered to play. [...]

The Sports Program visits Launceston Women’s Football Club

Earlier this month James presented to the Launceston Women's Football Club. Stay ChatTY are huge supporters of women in sport. Even in the space of one year, there are more female clubs across Tasmania, presenting great opportunities and role models for young women across the state. If you know [...]

TUMSS – Tasmania University Medical Student Society raise money for Stay ChatTY

Throughout 2018 the TUMSS have been holding various fundraising events to raise money for Stay ChatTY. Earlier this month Kat met up with some of their members to accept the cheque. Thank you to the society for the efforts in not only collecting money, but in helping us spread [...]

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY is excited to announce the launch of SANE Forums

Australians with lived experience or caring for someone with a mental illness can now connect and share experiences in a safe online community. In partnership with SANE Australia, our website now offers two forums, one for carers and another for people with lived experience. The forums provide a peer-to-peer service. It’s [...]

For the month of March Mr Burger will support Stay ChatTY

Mr Burger is proud to be supporting Stay ChatTY for the month of March. The family-run business, who have been touched by suicide, is passionate about raising awareness of mental health issues here in Tasmania. For the month of March, $1 from every single burger sold at both Mr Burger Hobart and the [...]

Stories Worth Sharing – Our second story

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY strongly believes in the power of lived experience to create change. Stories Worth Sharing aims to give a voice to the many people who have struggled with their own mental health, supported others, or have been bereaved by suicide. We hope that these stories will help to bring light to the issue and provide hope and connection for [...]

TSLW team Kingborough Tigers welcome James to talk all things sport and mental health

In January, James was invited to Kingborough Tigers Women’s Football Club to deliver the Stay ChatTY Sports Program. It was an informative evening with lots of questions and good conversation had. As the girls knuckle down into their pre-season, no better way than to be reminded about the importance of listening to the ones [...]

James visits Hadspen Cricket Club to kick off the Sports Program for 2019

James ventured north this January to the Hadspen Cricket Club, just outside of Launceston. As we return from the end of year break, we reset back to a routine once again. New beginnings can be tough for some, so what better way to kick off 2019 with a reminder to check in [...]

Kat attending the end of year presentations at Bayview

Kat attended the Bayview Secondary College end of year presentation assembly in December. Congratulations to Alyssa Taylor who won the Stay ChatTY Citizenship Award for 2018. Alyssa is passionate about spreading positive messages about mental health and letting people know it’s ok to not be ok. Well done Alyssa keep up the good work! [...]

Mitch visits Canberra to talk with the staff at ActewAGL

In December, Mitch was invited to both ActewAGL sites in Canberra. ActewAGL is the ACT’s leading electricity, gas and solar provider. For more than 100 years ActewAGL has supplied safe, reliable and sustainable energy solutions to Canberra and the surrounding NSW region. The company was launching their new 2019 mental health strategy, so wanted to add [...]

Julia takes a well-deserved break and travels home to Canada for Christmas

Julia took the opportunity over Christmas and New Years to visit her home country Canada. It was a well-deserved break, and a wonderful chance to see family, especially at this time of year. At least the warm southern hemisphere weather will give you a chance to de-frost those fingertips. We are glad to [...]

Mitch Gittus rides over 500km in one day – from Strahan to Hobart for Charity

In late December, Mitch Gittus and 5 fellow cyclists decided to challenge themselves to a 500km trip from Stanley to Hobart in a day. This amazing group raised not only money along the journey, but they spread the importance of a conversation to as many people as they could. We are so appreciative of special initiatives such [...]

Kat and Julia travel up to the East Coast with the School Program

Julia and Kat travelled up to Triabunna District School this month to talk all things mental health! The team worked with the grade 9s and 10s, and facilitated a teacher and parent session. It was great to be working up in the area. Thanks Triabunna for making student mental health [...]

Mitch talks about his lived experience with the Kettering Cricket Club

Big thank you to Kettering Cricket Club who continue to in various ways support our organisation. Led by Cameron Dick, the club is always spreading our messages to the players, officials and to the general community.   Mitch travelled down this month to share his story, and to personally thank [...]

Julia took the opportunity to talk with the staff at OneCare

This month Julia visited the staff at One Care Tasmania in Glenorchy to deliver a community mental health presentation. Our community presentations are a great resource for work places and community groups to gather together and learn more on what mental health actually is. It is only when collective efforts [...]

The Hutchins School raising money for Stay ChatTY this year

At the start of the year, The Hutchins School Prefect group chose Stay ChatTY to be the charity that the senior school would support throughout 2018. Through various initiatives, fundraisers and activities, the school drove our key messages to all area of the Hutchins community. All whilst raising funds along [...]

Melbourne Marathon Challange for F45 Training Kensington VIC

This group of legends at F45 Training Kensington VIC recently rallied together and raised over $6000 for us as they challenged themselves in this year’s Melbourne Marathon. Mitch was in Melbourne this month so popped in to thank them for their efforts, and tell them a little about the work we do here in Tasmania [...]

Next Month the Schools Program Ventures West

Next month the Stay ChatTY Schools Program will work with grade 9-12 students at Mountain Heights School in Queenstown on the West Coast of Tasmania. In preparation for the sessions, Julia and Mitch hosted teacher and parent sessions at the school. These sessions not only educate teachers and parents on mental health, but it shares what students/children will be [...]

Mitch Talking With Vision Stream and NBN

Throughout Mental Health Week, Mitch spoke with 60 Vision Stream and NBN staff at Hobart's Woolstore. The management team at both these organisations are incredibly passionate about breaking down the stigma that surrounds mental health, and they were grateful to Mitch for sharing his story of loss. Thank you to Vision Stream for the generous donation of $5000 also.

Stay ChatTY and Relationships Australia, Announce Formal Partnership

Stay ChatTY is proud to formally partner with Relationships Australia Tasmania in the delivery of our SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY programs. Stay ChatTY has been working with RA Tas since 2014, delivering suicide prevention and mental health promotion programs across Tasmania. Our partnership with RA Tas is an exciting collaborationand will provide Stay ChatTY with day-to-day [...]

Kat and Julia make it to Scottsdale to talk about mental health at the local school

The Schools Program took to the North East this month as Julia and Kat presented to Scottsdale High School. They achieved a mammoth task of hosting 6 student sessions in just 3 days, and to top it off they were able to fit a teacher session in there as well. [...]

Francesca create a collaboration His and Her’s bracelet with Stay ChatTY

We are so excited to have the support from the amazing Francesca Collections team this August. This month the Stay ChatTY awareness bracelet comes made for everyone, at $49 each, every purchase sees $20 comes to our organisation. Thank you Francesca for continuing to support suicide prevention here in Tasmania. [...]

Netball Tasmania holds a first time all female Stay ChatTY round

This month Netball Tasmania worked closely with Stay ChatTY to hold the very first SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY round in female sport. Thanks to Laura Elliot for driving this state wide event. We had representation in Devonport, Launceston and Hobart where players all wore custom bibs branded with our logo [...]

Mitch attending the first annual Lived Experience Summit in Brisbane

Big day for Mitch McPherson this month as he attended the first ever Roses in the Ocean Lived Experience Summit in Brisbane. Close to 200 people from all across the country gathering to share knowledge, experience, ideas, and most of all, love. Here is a snap of Mitch catching up [...]

Yoga, mindfulness and Stay ChatTY Sports Program for Lauderdale women’s football team

This month James was invited along to Lauderdale Football Club where an extra special event was held, collaborating with lululemon Australia and New Zealand through Jacqueline Liffiton who put the girls through a stretch down and mindfulness session after the #staychattysportsprogram. As athletes, it’s important to have a clear head [...]

Cold right? Get a warm Hoodie and spread Mental Health Awareness at the same time

Our team took some time out this month for a quick trip up to Hobart’s Mt Wellington (clearly couldn’t get to the top). We believe in team bonding, and we know it is key to achieving great results as an organisation. We see ourselves so lucky to work in this space [...]

Lauderdale and Clarence Football Clubs battle for their annual Stay ChatTY cup apart of the Tasmania State League

Early in July saw Clarence Football Club and Lauderdale Football Club do battle for the fourth annual #StayChatTY cup. Both clubs wore specially made Stay ChatTY guernsey’s, and continue to shower our organisation with support. Congratulations to Lauderdale Football Club for claiming the cup this year.

Big announcement from the guys at HIT 100.9 – Jimmy & Nath

Over the last few months Mitch has developed a great relationship with local morning radio personalities Jimmy and Nath at HIT 100.9. Recently Mitch caught up with the guys to chat about the upcoming Stay ChatTY Ball on the 4th August and that they are going to MC the ball! [...]

Harcourts Tasmania focusing on Mental Health Awareness for their staff

Thanks to Harcourts Tasmania for inviting Mitch to share his personal story this morning. Property sales is a high paced, and at times highly stressful environment, so we are grateful that the organisation are putting a focus on their staff’s mental health. #StayChatTY

Aiden Grace cuts off his dreads to raise money and Awareness to Mental Health

Shout out to Aiden Grace who this month took the dreadlocks off for Stay ChatTY. Thanks to everyone who donated to get the total to $2000. Thanks for the support in raising awareness to an important issue. Looking real fresh now.

The Scottsdale Football Club shave their heads for awareness

Back on AFL Grand Final day of 2017, over 10 players for the Scottsdale Football Club got together and fundraised to shave their heads. In the lead up to the big shave, players set up their own My Cause page and raised funds with their family, friends and community members. We were [...]

The results are in for #CoffeeMonth with Banjo’s

The end of May saw us wrap up our fourth #coffeemonth with our good friends at Banjos. This month we had the privilege of accepting a cheque from the team for a huge $31,570!!! We would like to thank all 39 Banjo's Bakery Cafe stores (Australia wide) that participated again this year. The awareness [...]

Mitch having a Shipload of fun presenting his story to the Store Captains

This month Mitch had a fantastic day sharing his story with the group of Shiploads Store Captains. The management crew are passionate about breaking down barriers, encouraging conversations, and for their staff to know where to find help when they need it. #StayChatTY is proud to have played a part in helping [...]

The Southern Tasmania Netball Association get colourful for a cause

This month saw the STNA rally together to help raise awareness and funds for our charity. The idea (thought up by longtime supporter Isabella Pace) was to have all players and umpires don colorful and crazy socks for all games across the June weekend round. The weekend saw so many [...]

James in the North and North West working with Basketball Tasmania

Jimmy was in Penguin and Launceston this month, talking to some young basketball talent from the North and North West Coast. Bringing the conversation about mental health into sporting clubs is so important for good team cohesion. If you are spending multiple nights per week with the same groups of [...]

En route to St Helen’s for mental health literacy in schools

The team have been busy travelling the state rolling out our Schools Program! This month we visited St Helen’s for an action packed week of awareness raising. The Schools Program helps students understand mental health and recognise signs and symptoms. It also builds their confidence to look after their mental [...]

Stay ChatTY Sports Program Kicks Off with North Hobart Football Club

James kicked off his very first Sports Program presentation with The North Hobart Football Club this month. Sporting clubs are such an important place for a lot of us, they are a place where we can feel valued, and experience a sense of achievement together. The workshop aims to help participants [...]

Stay ChatTY Schools Program in full swing in the north of the state

James and Julia headed north to Parklands High School this month to deliver the #StayChatTY Schools Program. Before the grade 9 students participate in our 1.5 hour program, the team held a 45 minute session with school staff. This process allows staff not only to be upskilled in evidence-based mental health 101, but it [...]

Special Movie Screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”

This month our team attended the special screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”, hosted by the Athol - The Art of Wellness. It was a huge turn out, and all proceeds were donated to Stay ChatTY. The film that follows the story of Kevin Hines who attempted to take his life at age 19, [...]

“Here To Be” – Lululemon & Stay ChatTY Yoga and Meditation

We teamed up with Lululemon to host the second “Here to be” yoga and meditation session. Together and as a community we bring meditation into the lives of those suffering from mental health. Yoga and meditation are powerful tools to unlock real change in people and communities, regardless of where [...]

Launceston Church Grammar School Walk 80km to Raise Awareness

Every year the Year 12’s at Launceston Church Grammar School walk for 24 hours straight on an 80km journey to raise awareness and funds for their chosen charity. This year the students have chosen us as their charity of choice, and aim to raise a massive $30,000 during this event [...]

Harmony Day

This month we celebrated Harmony Day, a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Our team truly believes in respect and the importance of being kind to those around us. We encourage everyone to accept others for who they are where they come from and what they believe [...]


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