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Mental illness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.

2019-08-13T11:43:45+10:00

Mental illness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. It made its first appearance in my life at the age of ten, when I was bullied through Grade 4 of primary school. But [...]

Mental illness has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember.2019-08-13T11:43:45+10:00

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

2019-08-12T15:41:24+10:00

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 [...]

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Ball 2019 – What an incredible night!2019-08-12T15:41:24+10:00

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

2019-08-06T16:55:35+10:00

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

Stay ChatTY and Relationships Australia Tasmania attend the 2019 Suicide Prevention Australia National Conference2019-08-06T16:55:35+10:00

Kat delivers the Community presentation to the DHS

2019-08-06T16:53:56+10:00

Kat delivered our community presentation to the Team Leaders and Pharmacists at the Department of Human Services. Their offices in Orange didn’t want to miss out and Skyped in the hear the presentation being delivered. Thank you for having us [...]

Kat delivers the Community presentation to the DHS2019-08-06T16:53:56+10:00

The Schools Program visits Rose Bay High School

2019-08-06T16:52:59+10:00

Kat and Julia recently presented four student sessions at Rose Bay High School. Young people practised supporting their peers over social media by filling out our helping a friend scenarios. Mental health is everyone’s business and we can all play [...]

The Schools Program visits Rose Bay High School2019-08-06T16:52:59+10:00

We have an exciting partnership announcement

2019-08-06T16:51:04+10:00

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 [...]

We have an exciting partnership announcement2019-08-06T16:51:04+10:00

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

2019-07-02T12:11:41+10:00

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 [...]

James presents the Sports Program to the state women’s football squad2019-07-02T12:11:41+10:00

Mitch talks about his lived experience to employees

2019-07-02T12:10:51+10:00

Mitch was invited to speak to the team at Tom Moore and Son in Kingston recently. Mitch’s story is a real insight into the devastation left behind when touched by suicide. This group made up of all males, were extremely [...]

Mitch talks about his lived experience to employees2019-07-02T12:10:51+10:00

Banjo’s coffee month another huge success

2019-07-02T12:07:01+10:00

We are feeling super grateful as our wonderful friends at Banjo's Bakery Cafe handed over $31,971.50 from #CoffeeMonth. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who purchased a large coffee from any of Banjo’s 40 stores across the country. This support [...]

Banjo’s coffee month another huge success2019-07-02T12:07:01+10:00

Lifeline Tasmania are looking for your help!

2019-07-02T12:12:53+10:00

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 [...]

Lifeline Tasmania are looking for your help!2019-07-02T12:12:53+10:00

South Arm RSL & Community Club – Day on the Arm

2019-07-02T11:57:41+10:00

The South Arm RSL & Community Club held its inaugural Day on the Arm to celebrate their community. All proceeds throughout the day went to Stay ChatTY, thank you Steve for you help in organising this event, and the community [...]

South Arm RSL & Community Club – Day on the Arm2019-07-02T11:57:41+10:00

My name is Sidney Davies. I’m a barber at Monks & Co Barbershop and I suffer from trauma-induced depression.

2019-06-18T08:39:49+10:00

I’m behind the barber’s chair 9 hours a day, 5 days a week. That’s about 82 haircuts and so 82 conversations I have with people in a week. I know the importance of being able just to get something off [...]

My name is Sidney Davies. I’m a barber at Monks & Co Barbershop and I suffer from trauma-induced depression.2019-06-18T08:39:49+10:00

Mitch presenting to the staff at pitt&sherry

2019-06-13T09:12:57+10:00

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 [...]

Mitch presenting to the staff at pitt&sherry2019-06-13T09:12:57+10:00

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

2019-06-13T09:11:48+10:00

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 [...]

Jayde will swim the English Channel to raise money for Stay ChatTY2019-06-13T09:11:48+10:00

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

2019-06-13T09:10:05+10:00

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 [...]

James journeys up the East Coast to chat with the East Coast Giants Junior Football Club2019-06-13T09:10:05+10:00

The School Program presents to Hobart College

2019-06-13T09:09:14+10:00

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 [...]

The School Program presents to Hobart College2019-06-13T09:09:14+10:00

Congratulations on the winner of the 2019 LIFE Awards

2019-06-13T09:08:34+10:00

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 [...]

Congratulations on the winner of the 2019 LIFE Awards2019-06-13T09:08:34+10:00

Kingborough Lions wear Stay ChatTY with pride

2019-05-06T09:11:42+10:00

This month the Kingborough Lions Football Club played Clarence United for the first annual SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY shield. There was a trophy for the men’s and women’s teams up for grabs. Sporting rounds are a great way for [...]

Kingborough Lions wear Stay ChatTY with pride2019-05-06T09:11:42+10:00

Mitch chats with the staff at Lyden Builders

2019-05-06T09:04:15+10:00

Big thanks to the crew at Lyden Builders for inviting Mitch McPherson along to share his story this month. Lyden Builders are a mainly male dominated workforce, so Mitch passionately urged staff to break down some barriers wherever possible. [...]

Mitch chats with the staff at Lyden Builders2019-05-06T09:04:15+10:00

Stay ChatTY Supported by the Touch Football Tasmania – School Series

2019-05-06T09:01:54+10:00

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 [...]

Stay ChatTY Supported by the Touch Football Tasmania – School Series2019-05-06T09:01:54+10:00

James lends a hand at Penguin District School Program

2019-05-06T09:00:05+10:00

The school program has been spending some time up on the North West Coast of Tasmania lately, and through April one of their stops was at the Penguin District School. James helped Julia deliver a teacher session and two [...]

James lends a hand at Penguin District School Program2019-05-06T09:00:05+10:00

$1 from every Mr. Burger to Stay ChatTY over March

2019-05-06T08:57:56+10:00

Mr Burger was proud to be supporting Stay Chatty over the month of March (and ongoing). The family run business, who have been touched by suicide, are passionate about raising awareness to mental health issues here in Tasmania. From [...]

$1 from every Mr. Burger to Stay ChatTY over March2019-05-06T08:57:56+10:00

The Sports Program visits Launceston Women’s Football Club

2019-04-02T09:23:47+10:00

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 [...]

The Sports Program visits Launceston Women’s Football Club2019-04-02T09:23:47+10:00

Back to school for Kat and Julia, to Yolla District High

2019-04-02T09:22:50+10:00

Schools back! So, Kat and Julia took the Stay ChatTY Schools Program to Yolla District High. Thanks so much to the staff, parents and students for making our visit to the North West Coast so much fun. Thank you [...]

Back to school for Kat and Julia, to Yolla District High2019-04-02T09:22:50+10:00

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

2019-04-02T09:21:53+10:00

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 [...]

TUMSS – Tasmania University Medical Student Society raise money for Stay ChatTY2019-04-02T09:21:53+10:00

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

2019-04-02T09:16:49+10:00

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 [...]

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY is excited to announce the launch of SANE Forums2019-04-02T09:16:49+10:00

For the month of March Mr Burger will support Stay ChatTY

2019-03-07T05:35:15+10:00

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 [...]

For the month of March Mr Burger will support Stay ChatTY2019-03-07T05:35:15+10:00

Mitch talks with Steeline staff to kick off 2019

2019-03-07T05:31:12+10:00

It was a busy month for Mitch as he launched back into his speaking for 2019. One of the organisations Mitch visited was the team at Steeline Roofing in Hobart's northern suburbs. Mitch delivered two sessions to the staff, sharing [...]

Mitch talks with Steeline staff to kick off 20192019-03-07T05:31:12+10:00

The results are in for the Sports Program for 2018

2019-03-07T05:44:18+10:00

It’s been a big year for James, developing the sports program and delivering it to 33 clubs across the state. Check out this infographic we put together providing a few stats from 2018. If your club hasn’t seen the [...]

The results are in for the Sports Program for 20182019-03-07T05:44:18+10:00

Stories Worth Sharing – Our third story

2019-03-07T23:24:46+10:00

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 [...]

Stories Worth Sharing – Our third story2019-03-07T23:24:46+10:00

The first person you talk to is always the hardest.

2019-02-20T04:55:54+10:00

The first person you talk to is always the hardest. That’s why I’m sharing my story; to make that first conversation easier. I had my first panic attack in primary school. We were learning about conscription during the war, and [...]

The first person you talk to is always the hardest.2019-02-20T04:55:54+10:00

Stories Worth Sharing – Our second story

2019-02-04T00:52:04+10:00

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 [...]

Stories Worth Sharing – Our second story2019-02-04T00:52:04+10:00

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

2019-02-04T00:43:02+10:00

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 [...]

TSLW team Kingborough Tigers welcome James to talk all things sport and mental health2019-02-04T00:43:02+10:00

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

2019-02-04T00:43:11+10:00

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 [...]

James visits Hadspen Cricket Club to kick off the Sports Program for 20192019-02-04T00:43:11+10:00

Kat attending the end of year presentations at Bayview

2019-02-05T00:17:31+10:00

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 [...]

Kat attending the end of year presentations at Bayview2019-02-05T00:17:31+10:00

Mitch visits Canberra to talk with the staff at ActewAGL

2019-02-04T22:41:40+10:00

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 [...]

Mitch visits Canberra to talk with the staff at ActewAGL2019-02-04T22:41:40+10:00

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

2019-02-04T00:43:53+10:00

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 [...]

Julia takes a well-deserved break and travels home to Canada for Christmas2019-02-04T00:43:53+10:00

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

2019-02-04T00:44:04+10:00

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 [...]

Mitch Gittus rides over 500km in one day – from Strahan to Hobart for Charity2019-02-04T00:44:04+10:00

My name is Aleisha, I’m 29 and I lost my Dad, Thomas, to suicide

2019-01-23T05:44:51+10:00

In 1997, I was 8 years old and living in southern Tasmania. I was an active child, playing in the streets, climbing over friends fences to get up to mischief, playing sports and being a typical little daddy’s girl. I [...]

My name is Aleisha, I’m 29 and I lost my Dad, Thomas, to suicide2019-01-23T05:44:51+10:00

The Schools Program is accepting EOI for 2019

2019-02-04T22:44:35+10:00

Could your school benefit from better mental health literacy? The Stay ChatTY Schools Program is now accepting expressions of interest for 2019! If you’re from a Department of Education school and want to discuss mental health, keeping mentally fit and [...]

The Schools Program is accepting EOI for 20192019-02-04T22:44:35+10:00

The New Town Cricket Club attending the Sports Program

2018-11-30T00:32:02+10:00

This month James was invited to New Town District Cricket Club to deliver the Stay ChatTY Sports Program. The players enjoyed their team dinner while absorbing information about mental health, how to be resilient and how to look for characteristic [...]

The New Town Cricket Club attending the Sports Program2018-11-30T00:32:02+10:00

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

2018-11-30T00:30:17+10:00

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 [...]

Kat and Julia travel up to the East Coast with the School Program2018-11-30T00:30:17+10:00

Mitch talks about his lived experience with the Kettering Cricket Club

2018-11-30T00:27:47+10:00

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 [...]

Mitch talks about his lived experience with the Kettering Cricket Club2018-11-30T00:27:47+10:00

Julia took the opportunity to talk with the staff at OneCare

2018-11-30T00:26:27+10:00

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 [...]

Julia took the opportunity to talk with the staff at OneCare2018-11-30T00:26:27+10:00

The Hutchins School raising money for Stay ChatTY this year

2018-11-30T00:24:50+10:00

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 [...]

The Hutchins School raising money for Stay ChatTY this year2018-11-30T00:24:50+10:00

Melbourne Marathon Challange for F45 Training Kensington VIC

2018-11-06T01:43:20+10:00

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 [...]

Melbourne Marathon Challange for F45 Training Kensington VIC2018-11-06T01:43:20+10:00

Next Month the Schools Program Ventures West

2018-11-06T01:37:02+10:00

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 [...]

Next Month the Schools Program Ventures West2018-11-06T01:37:02+10:00

Sweat Fest With lululemon Hobart

2018-11-06T01:32:01+10:00

This month lululemon Hobart invited members of the public to attend a morning of movement in Franklin Square. Entry to this event was by donation, and participants were put through a series of 20-minute workouts throughout the morning. It started off intense with high-intensity body [...]

Sweat Fest With lululemon Hobart2018-11-06T01:32:01+10:00