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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“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 they […]

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 […]

Launceston Church Grammar School walk 80km to Raise Awareness

Every year the Year 12 cohort 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 […]

3rd Annual Huon Channel Cricket Association Stay ChatTY Round

This month the Huon Channel Cricket Association (HCCA) held their 3rd annual Stay ChatTY round. All 12 teams donned specially made hats, and fundraised for Stay ChatTY.

Well done to Kettering who took out the shield against Margate. Thank you HCCA for the ongoing support and congratulations on another successful round.

R U OK Day

SPEAK UP! Stay ChatTY is proud to be supporting the R U OK National Conversation Convoy.

Our Founder Mitch joined the crew in Adelaide to assist running events, and to help spread this important message across the country.

Over the week they drove down form Adelaide into Melbourne, and then finished on […]