Central Coast Industry Connect is set to receive a boost of $50,000 through the NSW Governments State Insurance Regulatory Authority (SIRA) Recovery Boost grants.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said Central Coast Industry Connects project, Better for Business, would use the funding to help people recover at work while at the same time reduce the stigma around mental health.
“By leveraging the relationships that already exist between Central Coast Industry Connect and its members, the funding will go towards employing an empathy-driven approach to understand how to effectively build awareness of the stigma around mental health in small and medium sized businesses,” Mr Crouch said.
“Additionally, Central Coast Industry Connect will work towards understanding how to build the confidence of business owners to work with their own employees to address stigma in the workplace and improve mental health wellbeing.
“Prioritising the mental health and wellbeing of staff is more important than ever and these workplaces will benefit from additional resources that will enable them to provide greater support.”
Better for Business Central Coast is an industry led initiative that seeks to understand mental health in small and medium sized business. The project will be delivered in partnership with the Local Health District (Mental Health Service), Central Coast Suicide Prevention Alliance and University of Newcastle.
The NSW Government has granted more than $350,000 to eight organisations undertaking initiatives to boost mental health in the workplace.
Each organisation has demonstrated that their mental health initiative can promote seeking assistance early, supporting recovery and reducing stigma.
SIRA is working across the sector to improve mental health outcomes across the State. For more information on the SIRA grants, go to: https://www.nsw.gov.au/mental-health-at-work/stories/mental-health-at-work-blogs/recovery-boost-2021-winners.