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Stay Afloat - Mental Health Training Course At any point in time, 1 in every 5 Australian’s are experiencing mental illness. Research has shown that the numbers may be even higher amongst our seafood community. One of the primary objectives of the Stay Afloat program is to provide training and education to as many people in our industry as we can. While we’d love to be doing most of this in a way that brings our community together face to face, we all know the realities of that are often out of reach due to COVID. Particularly given the current challenges in so many parts of Australia, we’ve decided to bring you as much support as we can online. We are offering a range of options that fall under two categories.
Stay Afloat Quick Wellbeing Bites A series of 6 monthly webinar style presentations of 45 minutes (with 15 minutes optional question time). These presentations will be delivered via Zoom and attendees can present via video, or dial in anonymously. The first of these workshops is taking place on Monday the 23rd. We will be running each topic twice on the same day at 1.30pm and 6.00pm (AEST) to accommodate as many different work-life schedules as we can.
The first topic is Mental health and mental illness – in our communities and our industry.
In this session we’ll talk about the continuum of healthy and thriving through situational stress, chronic stress and mental illness. We’ll help people understand the key issues faced in Australia and particularly in our seafood industry. Participants will leave with an improved understanding of key issues, language and supports available. We’ll explain the concept of Mental Health First Aid and give examples of how it can be used.
To register for the daytime session at 1.00pm – 2.00pm on Monday 23rd August – click here
To register for the evening session at 6.00pm – 7.00pm on Monday 23rd August – click here
Accredited Mental Health First Aid training Stay Afloat has worked with Mental Health First Aid Australia to specifically tailor a number of the learning examples to suit common challenges in Seafood and enable our community to become educated in a way that is relevant to them. The course is delivered by people who understand the particular stressors that are often faced. This training involves either 2 days of face to face learning or a combination of self paced e-learning and Zoom or online workshops. Given the current COVID situation Stay Afloat is offering this blended online course over the coming months. We have scheduled four courses with an aim to accommodate those who can attend workshops during traditional office hours, as well as those for whom evening or weekend might be better. If you are keen to attend and none of the combinations below work for you, please get in touch.
Who can attend? Any employee or business owner in the commercial seafood sector (including aquaculture), their family or friends over 18 years of age.
What’s the cost? There is no cost for our industry. The course is funded by the Federal Government Dept of Health, Mental Health program through a grant provided to Seafood Industry Australia and Women in Seafood Australasia
What’s involved? Once you register by clicking the link below that suits your timing, we’ll send you all of the information regarding next steps and we’ll guide you through the simple process of getting your e-learning started.
The e-learning component is self-paced and takes 5-7 hours. The online component comprises of 2 x 2.5 hour interactive workshops over Zoom. If you’d like to register, please choose the appropriate registration link below:
Monday afternoon sessions - Online workshops on Monday 13th September and Monday 20th September from 1.00pm – 3.30pm (AEST) – Register here
Saturday sessions – Online workshops on Saturday 18th September and Saturday 25th September from 11.00am – 1.30pm (AEST)– Register here
Tuesday evening sessions – Online workshops on Tuesday 5th October and Tuesday 12th October from 6.00pm – 8.30pm (AEST) – Register here
Wednesday morning sessions – Online workshops on Wednesday 27th October and Wednesday 3rd November from 10.30am – 1.00pm (AEST) – Register here
Once you complete both the e-learning at your own pace, and the group Zoom workshops, you will receive an email asking you to provide feedback and, if you choose, to complete a short exam to finalise your official accreditation. ____________________________________________________________________________________________
2022 Rural Women's Award Nominations Now Open The Victorian Government is calling on female leaders who are passionate about making a difference in rural and regional Victoria to apply for the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. The AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award acknowledges and celebrates the essential role women play in rural and regional businesses, industries and communities. The Victorian winner will receive a $15,000 bursary to bring to life a project that benefits rural industries, businesses or communities, as well as an opportunity to take out the national award and a further $20,000 in project funding. Applications for the 2022 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award close on Friday, 8 October. For more information and eligibility criteria visit agriculture.vic.gov.au/support-and-resources.
Wild Harvest Seafood Festival - Cancelled It is with much disappointment that the Wild Harvest Seafood Festival will not be able to go ahead on September 18-20 as planned.
World Fisheries Congress 2021 - 20-24 September (Adelaide) SHARING OUR OCEANS AND RIVERS – A VISION FOR THE WORLD’S FISHERIES’ Held every four years, the 8th World Fisheries Congress will be the largest gathering of research, industry and management sectors to discuss the latest advances in fisheries world-wide. The World Fisheries Congress is the key international fisheries conference. Aiming to foster cooperation and engagement in commercial, recreational and indigenous fisheries. Providing insightful presentations and inspiring forums on key developments needed to ensure the future sustainable development of the world’s oceans, lakes, estuaries and rivers. The World Fisheries Congress 2021 will be held in Adelaide from 20-24 September 2021. The Congress will be a virtual event allowing delegates to participate online, so the Congress can continue to connect the global fisheries and aquaculture community. World Fisheries Congress is an event not to be missed. To register your interest click here
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LOOKING TO BUY OR SELL - ADVERTISE HERE FOR SALE - ABSESSION II 2004 BASS STRAIT BOAT 7.47M (24FT), 2016 EZYTOW ALUMINIUM TRAILER ( TORSION BAR) 2 X 2014 150HP 4 STROKE YAMAHA OUTBOARDS, 1180HRS APPROX., WORKSHOP SERVICE EVERY 150HRS. CURRENT AMSA 3C SURVEY (COMMERCIAL FISHING). HOOKAH COMPRESSOR, AIR FILTRATION, AIR RESERVOIR, STAINLESS HOSE REEL AND 80MTRS OF 8MM HOSE EXCELLENT CONDITION RECENTLY VALUED AT OVER $100K BUT PRICED TO SELL - $90,000.00 PRICE INCLUDES GST. CONTACT: DAVID FORBES 0407 316 088