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Local businesses now have the opportunity to access effective and very affordable training to help their staff to be skilled and confident in responding to someone in crisis, as part of a new LifeSpan Newcastle Suicide Prevention Business Strategy - LifeSpanBiz.
To support the upcoming small business and mental health project, Everymind is seeking input from small businesses with a passion for mental health.
Everymind has been consulting with stakeholders and has conducting further focus groups and individual interviews with professionals at the John Hunter and Westmead Hospitals during December as part of the project.
A new study funded by the icare Foundation, and conducted by Everymind, has uncovered that people working in the small business sector may be more likely to be affected by poor mental health than the general population, prompting a compelling need for innovative solutions to assist those people who are the lifeblood of the NSW economy.