Victorian Government announces $26m support for Victorian Businesses.
The Victorian Government has established a Well-being and Mental Health Support program for Victorians dealing with the challenges of running a small business. You can get well-being and mental health support to assist you to navigate through the impacts of COVID-19.
St John Ambulance Mental Health and Crisis Support Training
The Victorian Government has made training available to key members who hold positions at Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations or Business Networks.
More information can be found here.
Partners in Well-being Hotline
Many small business owners are doing it very tough at the moment. Recognising the impact this is having on mental health, the Victorian Government has launched a new $26 million program addressing the unique mental health support needs of SMEs.The free Partners in Well-being telephone hotline will be extended to 10.00pm every night to provide business owners experiencing stress-free access to one-on-one well-being support, business advisers and financial counsellors. Call 1300 375 330
The Well-being and Mental Health support program will also provide 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.