Saturday 13 October 2018

One in five Australian’s experience mental illness in any year.
Fishers are enduring levels of psychological distress almost double that of the general population.
Men are less likely to seek help than women.

This is the harsh reality for our male dominated Tasmanian seafood industry.
And to make matters worse, there is no dedicated, on the ground mental health support that specifically targets Tasmanian fishers, processors and marine farmers.

We would like to formally invite you to the Seafood Industry Wellbeing Fundraising Event. We are standing with Rural Alive and Well (RAW) to keep seafood mental health afloat. 
What better way to raise awareness than through a seafood extravaganza party, showcasing the fine produce of our industry. Oysters, lobster, abalone, scallop, mussels, fish, salmon, need we entice you further..

When: Saturday 13 October 2018
Time: 7.30pm
Where: Main Ballroom, Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart
Cost: $100 per person
Dress: Business attire
What: Cocktail style event to raise funds to support a Tasmanian seafood industry - Rural Alive and Well partnership. The event will feature speakers, seafood, drinks, entertainment, a live auction and ballot bidding auction.

The Tasmanian seafood industry wants to make a difference through: 
1) Raising awareness of health and wellbeing in the seafood industry; 
2) Dedicated on the ground support for seafood operators, delivered through the RAW Outreach Program; and 
3) Relevant educational resources to encourage fishers to look out for other fishers, and mates to look out for their mates and to seek further support if needed.

We are aiming to drown the stigma of mental health to help our industry Stay Afloat. 
We hope you can make it to this important event. 


Julian Harrington

CE Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council

Liz Little
CEO Rural Alive and Well Tasmania