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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

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

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

Nystar’s Contribution Topped Up By Staff

2018-11-06T01:30:28+10:00

Last month Nystar helped us kick off R U OK? Day with a 6am BBQ breakfast for their staff. As a kind gesture, the organisation matched the money raised by staff bringing the total to $1000. Thank you for your support, and for bringing Stay ChatTY [...]

Nystar’s Contribution Topped Up By Staff2018-11-06T01:30:28+10:00

Mitch Talking With Vision Stream and NBN

2018-11-06T01:27:17+10:00

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. [...]

Mitch Talking With Vision Stream and NBN2018-11-06T01:27:17+10:00

Stay ChatTY and Relationships Australia, Announce Formal Partnership

2018-11-06T01:19:57+10:00

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 [...]

Stay ChatTY and Relationships Australia, Announce Formal Partnership2018-11-06T01:19:57+10:00

Prison Officers Association of Australasia Donation

2018-11-05T23:09:14+10:00

Every year the Prison Officers Association of Australasia hold an annual conference, this year they got together in New Zealand. At each conference they choose a charity, and this year Stay ChatTY was selected. Mental health promotion and suicide prevention [...]

Prison Officers Association of Australasia Donation2018-11-05T23:09:14+10:00

lululemon Reaches out to Tasmanian’s Mental Health

2018-10-04T07:11:15+10:00

On June 21 it was international day of yoga, and on this day lululemon stores all over Australia offered hundreds of yoga by donation classes. Last week we found out that we were the lucky recipient of some of those [...]

lululemon Reaches out to Tasmanian’s Mental Health2018-10-04T07:11:15+10:00

StayChatty Abroad – Nick from Shiploads in the USA

2018-10-04T07:02:14+10:00

A few months ago Mitch presented to the staff at Shiploads. This month we received a few photos from Nick who was present at the talk, who spent 11 days traveling around the USA. This photo was taken at a [...]

StayChatty Abroad – Nick from Shiploads in the USA2018-10-04T07:02:14+10:00

A Big Thankyou to Everone – 2018 Stay ChatTY Ball

2018-10-04T07:02:57+10:00

The amazing team at NAB handed us a cheque for a whopping $83,449.46 to wrap up our Stay ChatTY Ball for 2018. We as an organisation are thrilled to be able to put this money towards our sports program that [...]

A Big Thankyou to Everone – 2018 Stay ChatTY Ball2018-10-04T07:02:57+10:00

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

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Kat and Julia make it to Scottsdale to talk about mental health at the local school2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 create a collaboration His and Her’s bracelet with Stay ChatTY2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

Netball Tasmania holds a first time all female Stay ChatTY round

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Netball Tasmania holds a first time all female Stay ChatTY round2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

Mitch attending the first annual Lived Experience Summit in Brisbane

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Mitch attending the first annual Lived Experience Summit in Brisbane2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Yoga, mindfulness and Stay ChatTY Sports Program for Lauderdale women’s football team2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Cold right? Get a warm Hoodie and spread Mental Health Awareness at the same time2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

The SRC of Howrah Primary School on red & blue accessory day

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

This month Mitch caught up with the SRC of Howrah Primary school to thank them in person for the money they raised for Stay ChatTY. The SRC had a great idea to have the school wear red and blue accessories [...]

The SRC of Howrah Primary School on red & blue accessory day2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Lauderdale and Clarence Football Clubs battle for their annual Stay ChatTY cup apart of the Tasmania State League2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Big announcement from the guys at HIT 100.9 – Jimmy & Nath2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

Harcourts Tasmania focusing on Mental Health Awareness for their staff

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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 [...]

Harcourts Tasmania focusing on Mental Health Awareness for their staff2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

Donna to Walk for two Tasmanian Charities

2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

Over the month of July, Donna Brown from Tasmania has been walking 300kms from León to Santiago. Raising money and awareness as part of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in northern Spain. Today Donna finished her amazing challenge, and in [...]

Donna to Walk for two Tasmanian Charities2018-10-02T23:18:23+10:00

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

2018-10-02T23:18:24+10:00

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 [...]

Aiden Grace cuts off his dreads to raise money and Awareness to Mental Health2018-10-02T23:18:24+10:00

Introducing our newest member of the team, Kat Pullen.

2018-10-02T23:18:24+10:00

Kat Pullen joined Speak up Stay ChatTY and RA this month to work on the School Program with Julia. Kat has worked as a Registered Nurse for five years in mental health and other areas of nursing practice. Kat is excited [...]

Introducing our newest member of the team, Kat Pullen.2018-10-02T23:18:24+10:00