Biannually (well, until covid hit) TSIC would host the Stay Afloat Gala to raise awareness and funds to continue the support of the Stay Afloat program. This year they are back and even more excited than before. The ‘Speak Easy’ style cocktail gala will be held at Hobart Town Hall on Friday the 28th of October from 6.30-10.30pm. With music from big band Uncle Gus and the Rim Shots, swing dance fun from Tasmanian Swing Dancers and a variety of seafood canapés from Season and Fire, it is sure to be a cracker of a night.
The Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council (TSIC) in partnership with Rural Alive and Well (RAW), deliver the Stay Afloat program across Tasmania.
RAW provides practical and tangible interventions, to promote positive mental health, reduce stigma, address situational stressors, and provide access to specialist support services for people who are traditionally hesitant to ask for help.
The Stay Afloat program is a partnership between TSIC, RAW, the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association, Seafood and Maritime Training, the Tasmanian Salmonid Growers Association and Tasmanian Abalone Council Limited.
Suicide is a public issue that requires a coordinated and combined effort. The Stay Afloat program is critical to ensure the Tasmanian Seafood sector employers, workers and families are provided the mental health and wellbeing support required to build a sustainable and vibrant Industry.
Awareness is also a core factor to the success and knowledge of the program, hence the Gala. Where everyone can come together, have a fun filled evening and support a worthy cause. It really is going to be a ridiculously fun evening (also, who doesn’t love a good dress up theme!).
Tickets are selling fast but there are still a few left. If you would like to attend, we would highly suggest you grab your tickets now. You can find them here!