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Department of State Growth

Mental health support for small businesses

Small businesses are one of our biggest employers and also one of the sectors hardest hit by the public health restrictions put in place to protect the community from COVID-19.

As part of the $20 million COVID-19 Small Business Sustainability and Recovery Assistance Package, $1 million will fund Mental Health Support for Tasmanian Small Businesses.

The Mental Health Support Package has been developed in three parts:

Part 1 – Mental Health Training and support through the Minding your Business Program delivered by a Tasmanian Lifeline.

Part 2 – Support for industry peak body programs; and

Part 3 – Mental Health Council of Tasmania activities to raise awareness of the supports and resources available for small business owners/employers.

This is on top of the Small Business Advice for Recovery grants of $750 which are available to support eligible small businesses in engaging services of a qualified specialist or consultant to assist with business recovery.