The Victorian Government has announced the next phase of the Wellbeing and Mental Health for Victorian Businesses Initiative to provide mental health support to many industries still doing it tough.
Available for the hair and beauty, hotel and retail industries, the initiative will fund business associations to employ a mental health specialist to provide tailored mental health and wellbeing support to association members.
The specialist will identify the needs of members and staff and develop appropriate support services for business owners and employees of salons, pubs and retail stores.
The following associations have already employed a mental health specialist:
- Hair and Beauty Industry Association
- Australian Hotels Association
- Australian Retailers Association
Confirmed industry partners so far include:
- Victoria Tourism Industry Council
- Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Geelong Chamber of Commerce
- Kinaway Chamber of Commerce
- Commerce Ballarat
- Be. Bendigo
Partners in Wellbeing helpline
The Partners in Wellbeing helpline is a free, confidential service available 7 days a week to provide support on mental wellbeing and financial concerns. It now offers advice on a range of topics, including marketing, HR and risk management.
Call the helpline on 1300 375 330 from 9am to 10pm weekdays and 9am to 5pm weekends.