Mental health support for business owners and workers

Victorians dealing with the challenges of running a small business can get the mental health support they need to navigate through the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Key elements of the Victorian Government program include:

  • accredited mental health training delivered by St John Ambulance to business chambers of commerce and business networks across Victoria, to boost mental health capabilities within local business communities
  • access to mental health specialists and on-the-job training for staff in industry and business associations to ensure they can identify and respond to people in distress, and provide immediate referrals to expert business advisors
  • the Partners in Wellbeing telephone hotline – 1300 375 330. This free support service will be extended to 10.00pm every night to provide business owners experiencing stress free access to one-on-one wellbeing support, business advisers and financial counsellors.

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