What a privilege to host the Tasmanian Premier Jeremy Rockliff, who commissioned our new tender vessel Mariner, today.
The vessel will not only contribute to a load of new training activities but help promote more conversations about mental health in our sector.
Funded in collaboration with the Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council and thanks to a government Grant, the vessel will help promote conversations about mental health by proudly wearing the Stay A Float branding.
Stay Afloat is a program dedicated to improving the mental health and wellness of the Australian seafood industry. It is an initiative that both SMT and TSIC are also championing.
Over 100 attendees looked on as Premier Rockliff shared his personal experiences of working on the family farm and becoming a telephone counsellor for another mental health service, Lifeline, during his 20s.
The commissioning of the Mariner couldn’t have been held on a more appropriate day, as The Premier was also proudly wearing an RUOK badge and September 8 also, coincidentally happens to be RUOK Day.
RUOK is another Australian organisation that promotes everyday conversations as a technique to help improve mental health in our community.
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