Stay Afloat in these challenging times

Accredited Mental Health First aid training is now available to seafood communities around Australia with plans for around 15 mental health courses in seafood communities large and small around the country over the next few months.

If you feel your community could benefit, be sure to shout out and let them know where you are.

The courses are suited to people from all backgrounds and would assist anyone working in the seafood community from fishers through to retailers, family members and other close connections.

Around 1 in 5 Australian adults experience a common mental illness each year. Understanding how to talk about mental health and help someone in need are important skill as many people feel uncomfortable and unprepared when thinking about starting a conversation with someone they are concerned about.

At a Mental Health First Aid course, you will learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of mental health problems and learn the skills to feel confident and able to help.

Stay Afloat is a program that has been established, with funding from the Federal Government to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the Australian Seafood Community. It is a program for industry, run by industry. As such, this Mental Health First Aid program will be delivered using language and examples that are specific to our industry as well as everyday life.

Sessions will be booked according to community interest, so email [email protected] if you are interested and don’t forget to follow @StayAfloatAustralia on Facebook.