Stay Afloat

Mental health and well being support for the Tasmanian Seafood Industry

Rural Alive & Well partners with the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council to provide support to workers across the industry in Tasmania and its Islands. 

At RAW we know that mental health and wellbeing is one of the greatest challenges we face in the seafood industry. Not only does it affect workers and their families, it also has a major impact on work place success and safety.

Stay Afloat provides support for employers and employees by offering;

  • RAW Talk - conversations held at your workplace aimed a reducing the barriers to help and breaking down the stigma and stereotypes around mental health and well being
  • Providing referral pathways - a tailored and specialised approach for individuals.
  • One-on-one support
  • Employer support and guidance with building mentally healthy and resilient work places
  • Help build safe work places through accreditation programs at RAW Workplace 
Learn more about Chris Claridge!

Our Team

Chris Claridge

Chris heads up our Seafood Industry initiative with Stay Afloat, and a qualified butcher who worked with Woolworths for 14 years. In 2016 he started fishing with Mures on-board the Diana, auto long lining and traveling all around Australia.

Chris loves building foundations to connect with people in the seafood industry. He wants to spread the word that RAW are here to help, listen and simply be a mate when you need one. He is passionate about getting the word out there that it's ok to talk about metal health.

Chris enjoys working for RAW because he believes we give back to rural communities that he spent a lot time in, and he feels that being able to give back to those communities is extremely rewarding. He believes that everybody’s story is different, and that everyone experiences issues sometimes, and enjoys being there to help others through tough times.

Chris was born in Hobart and went to Claremont High School. His hobbies include diving, fishing, football, golf, camping, travelling overseas and anything outdoors.

Get in contact today!