Business Costs Assistance Program and Licensed Hospitality Venue Fund Extended. View more here
Victoria to reach 80% first dose 28 Sept : Roadmap of changes here
VTIC delivers 4-Point Survival Plan to support the state’s visitor economy – Read more here
Our Mental Health & Wellbeing Consultant, Dannii Hose, has prepared some great resources that can support you during this lockdown. View them here.
As an employer, manager, colleague, friend or family member we can all make a difference in the lives of those who might by struggling with mental health and wellbeing issues by having regular, meaningful, empathetic conversations about life’s ups and downs, especially life at the moment with all the challenges we are constantly facing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you feel like something’s not quite right with someone you know – there’s something going on in their life or you notice a change in their behaviour – trust your gut instinct and take the time to ask them “Are you OK?” We can all create a culture where people feel confident asking R U OK? And by reaching out to someone who’s going through a difficult time we can show them they’re supported and encourage them to access help sooner.
VTIC is featuring information from www.ruok.org.au for the month of September as part of the national R U OK Day activities to help members build knowledge and confidence in knowing how to have a conversation that could change a life. R U OK has developed 4 step conversation guide to give people the skills and confidence to navigate a conversation with someone they may be worried about. These steps are: Ask – Listen – Encourage Action – Check in.
If you would like learn more about how to ask R U OK? or would be interested in training your staff and teams in how to have a conversation about mental health or learn how to apply psychological first aid our mental health clinician/consultant Dannii is available for one-one-one consultations or to run workshops. Contact Dannii on email@example.com for further advice and information.
For urgent assistance please dial 000 or call Lifeline 13 11 14.
A PRACTICAL TOOLKIT TO SUPPORTING R U OK?
Provides guidance to help inspire your team and workplace to make staying connected and asking "are you OK?" a part of their everyday
MENTAL HEALTH HANDBOOK FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS by R U OK - Ways to provide support to staff and ask R U OK?[PDF 4.95 MB]