Mental health

Mental health resources for businesses, workers and employers


For advice on mental health in the workplace, call us on 1300 731 988. 

Crisis support can be found at Lifeline on 13 11 14, and Beyond Blue.


Business Chamber Queensland is dedicated to the advocacy of better mental health management and resources for all Queensland businesses. It follows direct insight, Pulse survey data, feedback and information gathered from businesses and chambers.


The Future of Work report further highlights mental health and wellbeing is the most significant predicted issue to impact on the future of work life in Queensland with more than half of businesses surveyed indicating it would have moderate or critical impacts on their operations long-term. More than 60% of businesses added mental health and wellbeing among their staff was a top priority for a positive work life long term.


With this growing awareness, more information and tools are now at the disposal of business owners, but Business Chamber Queensland still remains a strong ally pushing for more business help.


Business resources and support available :


Small business wellness coaches

Wellness coaches help small business owners with unique and personal business challenges, needs and opportunities in a free one-on-one, supportive environment.

Wellness coaches are available to work with you or any of your family members who are employed in your business.

A coach can help you find the right service available and also refer you to a specialist service provider for support to reduce stress, improve wellbeing and provide flexible business support.

The coaches will work with the Rural, Small Business and Tourism Financial Counsellors Network across Queensland to work with you and your business.

See the Business Queensland website for more information. 


Australian Government - support for businesses

The Australian Government website has a resources section for business owners to provide support as well as to enable business owners to support employees struggling with mental health issues.

Queensland State Government - support for business owners

The state government offers a number of resources including small business wellness coaches available to help with unique business challenges, needs and opportunities.


Beyond Blue 

Beyond Blue has a dedicated Coronavirus mental health support service with a dedicated hotline you can reach on 1800 512348.  They also offer free confidential coaching program for anyone struggling with everyday life issues such as stress and anxiety. 


Black Dog Institute 

The Black Dog Institute is an  independent not-for-profit medical research institute that has a comprehensive range of free resources on mental health, depression and anxiety. Visit their resources page for more information.



Lifeline has a range of toolkits and factsheets on a range of topics including mental health, domestic violence and anxiety. Their hotline is available 24 hours a day on 13 11 14.



RUOK? Day 

takes place on the 9th September every year and encourages people to check in with one another and to start life changing conversations. They have a wide range of tools and resources


Dealing with anxiety

The APS prepared a guide for Australians, outlining useful strategies to help cope with the stress or anxiety experienced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.


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Your mental health

Beyond Blue understands the feelings of anxiety, distress, and concerns businesses may be experiencing and offers wellbeing advice and support....


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Supporting your workers

As an employer there are lots of things you can do to promote positive practices that help you and your young workers to stay well at work. Headspace has a number of resources.


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Mental Health Packages

30 April 2022 was announced a $6.75 million Small Business Wellness and Support Package to provide vital mental health support for Queensland businesses.


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Acknowledgement of Country

Business Chamber Queensland respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and custodians of the lands from across Queensland and the Torres Strait. We acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal people as the Traditional Custodians of Meanjin (Brisbane), the lands where our office is located and the place we meet, work and learn. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.