Fishability QLD provide a range of socially inclusive fishing opportunities for people who are vulnerable, disadvantaged and at risk of social isolation. Without support and assistance, social isolation can impact on people’s ability to participate in the community; it can contribute to or exacerbate depression, anxiety and loneliness and further impact people's lives leading to homelessness, suicidal ideation and substance abuse.
Fishability QLD aims to offer a broad range of fishing related activities that will build the confidence and skills of participants, offer opportunities to develop lasting friendships and broader social groups, and have fun.
You can see people transform from the beginning of the day to the end. People come back from their adventures completely free of anxiety and angst! “Fish and Forget”
GONE FISHING: As part of our activities program, we recently took a group of visitors on a fishing trip to Bribie Island! We couldn’t have ordered more perfect weather and we caught enough seaweed to make four sushi rolls . BIG thanks to Emma at Fishability QLD and Robyn at Bribie Island Boat Charters for making this fabulous day possible. #gonefishing #outandabout #3rdspacebrisbane #breakthecycleofhomelessness #communityengaged
“It’s so good to see Dad enjoying something again! He hasn’t had this much joy in his life since the stroke. Thank you Fishability QLD”
I look forward to the day every month; we have so much fun. I come from Brisbane and I am picked up and driven here by a bus on the day, so it is very easy for me to join in.