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Thu, 29 Aug


Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Program

Tiwi Program
Tiwi Program

Time & Location

29 Aug 2024, 12:00 pm – 03 Sept 2024, 7:00 pm

Tiwi Islands, Tiwi Islands Region, Tiwi Islands NT 0822, Australia


About the event

Reeling Veterans, is a special Fishing for therapy program designed to provide, confidence, mate ship and reduce stigma. In particular, the program seeks to help clients:

• Build their self esteem

• Develop a support network

• Enhance their resilience

• Understanding of how thoughts and feelings influence behavior

• Develop social integration

The program is more than a ‘one-off’ experience. It is hoped that it will provide

participants with a longer-term pathway to a lifetime of fishing and potential

understanding of their mental health issues.

The program is veteran run and delivered by professional, Mental Health First Aid and

ASSIST qualified volunteer personal. As an entry-level fishing program, no prior fishing

or boating experience is required and all equipment, including boats, is provided.

By the end of the program the client will:

• Have learned the basic boating safety rules and procedures, and how to use

safety equipment

• Understand how thoughts can influence choices

• Understand how to cook/clean fish

• Better understanding of mental wounds

• Understand how a good support network is important

• understand how healthy lifestyle is important

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