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Mental health resources for business owners
Heads Up has a page with information for employees including tips for self-care if you lose your job and how to work productive and safely from home. Business.gov.au has a dedicated page on coronavirus and mental health where you can find a range of free mental health resources in Australia.
Partners in Wellbeing Hotline
As part of the Victorian Government’s $26 million Wellbeing and Mental Health
Support program for small businesses, the Partners in Wellbeing Helpline offers
free and confidential one on one access to wellbeing and mental health support.
The 1300 375 330 Helpline is available seven days a week from 9am to 10pm on weekdays and 9am to 5pm on weekends. The telephone helpline has also been expanded to provide business owners under stress with free access to financial counsellors.
To download brochure, please visit:
https://www.business.vic.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/1952569/Partners in wellbeing factsheet.pdf/_recache
The Victorian Government has other programs and resources to support your local
business community through the COVID 19 pandemic, which you can find on the
Business Victoria website.
St John Ambulance Mental Health and Crisis Support Training
Training available to key members who hold positions at Chambers of Commerce, Business Associations or Business Networks.
The training will be delivered in a virtual classroom, with 1 hour pre-learning and 2 days of 4 hour classroom sessions. The topics trained include:
What is Mental Health
Causes of Mental Health Crisis
Mental Illness explained
Common Disorders (Mental Health Literacy)
Myths about Mental Health and Stigma Impact
Recognising and responding to signs of a person who may be at risk
Role of First Aider
Where to find Help
Principles of Self-Care
To qualify for this training you must:
Be a key member who holds a position at a Chamber of Commerce, Business Association or Business Networks; and
Have a willingness to support your local business community with mental health and wellbeing challenges.
Ahead for Business – small business mental health advice https://aheadforbusiness.org.au/
Victorian Small Business Commission (VSMC) - VSBC has a comprehensive mental health guide for small business owners including how to identify red flags, building strong support networks and creating a mental health plan https://www.vsbc.vic.gov.au/responding-to-coronavirus-covid-19/looking-after-your-mental-health/