#Tour De Tig A Great Success
On March 21st we woke and begun running from Burnie to Hobart for Tour de Tig 2. The reason these seven men run 360 kilometres over four days is simple, we wanted to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health.
All 7 of us have been touched by suicide. We know the devastation it brings, and we know the grief that it leaves you with.
Too many people take their own life because they don’t feel comfortable enough to turn to the person closest to them and open up about how they are feeling.
We had such great support along the way from people giving us a toot or people just a stopping for a chat, and Longford Football Club for feeding us. We thank everyone for their support.
Coffee Month at Banjos
On May 2nd with our good friends at Banjos Bakery we launched Coffee Month.
Every large coffee sold in ALL 37 Banjo's stores across Australia, will see 50 cents donated to us.
So make sure catch up with friends and family this month at a Banjo's store. SPEAK UP Stay ChatTY merchandise is also available in all stores. Thank you for helping us spread such an important message.
We are so pumped to have partnered up with this year’s Uni Revue for their 70th year.
Book tickets http://www.theatreroyal.com.au/ and catch shows at the @theatreroyalhobart (May 12-27) and @princesstheatre (May 31 -June 3) We are the charity of choice this year, so please support on the night where you can. We will be collecting any donations at the conclusion of each show. We thank The Old Nick Co for all their support.
Tour de Tig 2017
The inaugural Tour de Tig was held in 2014 and raised just over $25,000. In 2017, we are pleased to present Tour de Tig 2 (TDT2) which will see our founder Mitch, along with six of his good mates, run from Burnie to Hobart from the 21 – 25 March.
The aim of this event is to not only take on the huge physical challenge of running 360km on foot, but to create conversation around the state about the mental health issues that so many of us face. Stay ChatTY’s message is to break down the stigma that surrounds mental health issues by telling as many people along the way that it is OK TO NOT BE OK.
Good physical health can reduce stress and help you manage symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. #TeamChatTY decided to give YOU the opportunity to be part of TDT2. #GetMovingInMarch encourages individuals to identify their own fitness goal to work towards whilst raising money for Stay ChatTY.
“96th Street” supporting Stay ChatTY!!!!
“96th Street” is a brand new watch range that has just launched online. Hobart lad Dylan Fyfe has started this fresh new collection, and has decided to support Stay ChatTY along the way. Purchasing the "Lincoln" watch, sees $15 from each sale come to us. So head to www.96thstreet.com.au to support this awesome local business by grabbing yourself a new suave watch. Thanks Dylan for dropping one into Mitch. Very nice.
Thanks to the Carlton Football Club who invited Mitch to present to this year’s draft picks in Tasmania just before Christmas.
Such a great opportunity for the charity to spread our message to the youth of this great club.
Welcome St. Lukes to Team ChatTY...
Late last year we officially partnered with our new friends at St.Lukes Health.
As we grow and look to spread our message across the country, support is essential. So with St.Lukes Health coming on board we will be assisted greatly in building the charity further.
We look forward to working together and helping raise awareness around our great state.
Thanks CEO Chris for the initiative.
Stay ChatTY Cup!
July 16 saw the blockbuster between Clarence Football Club and Lauderdale Football Club, which was the annual SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY Cup.
Both clubs were wearing these specially designed BLK jumpers for the match (pic below).
Not only was the Stay ChatTY Cup between the two clubs an amazing day for raising awareness to suicide, but it turns out we raised a whopping $5250 on the day also.
Thank you so much to everyone who donated money at the ground. Also a special mention to Lyden Builders for their generous donation in covering the specially made Bombers jumpers.
Thanks to Aiden Grace and Thor Boscott for this picture.
Mental Health Week
October 9-15 saw us have a massive week of awareness raising, we set out to remind everyone of this important week that had arrived.
We get excited for reminders such as Mental Health Week, because we know that they do just that, and remind people to have a conversation about mental health.
We carried the #TeamChatTY messages with us and made sure we all knew to #SpeakUp and #StayChatTY with friends, family, and all that you came in contact with.
Launch of our #TeamChatTY Schools Program
In September, the Premier of Tasmania Will Hodgman (alongside some of his Parliamentary Colleagues) joined us at Mackillop College in Hobart, for the official launch our new schools program "#TeamChatTY.”
The Premier gave a short address at the event, backing the program with his full support. He was full of praise to the team at both Stay ChatTY and Relationships Australia Tas for our positive work around Suicide prevention.
Thank you to Donna Brown, Janine Toms and all the student leaders at Mackillop for putting today's launch together.
The #TeamChatTY Schools program has been designed to enhance young people's awareness, and build their knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain positive mental health.
This FREE 2 hour session, with an hour follow up session a week later, is designed for young people aged 14-25 (grades 9,10,11 and 12), and will be facilitated by myself, and also a qualified counsellor/social worker from Relationships Australia Tasmania.
If you would like to learn more about this exciting new program, then email us - firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or to make a pre-program meeting.