Free mental health training and support for Tasmanian Small Businesses*

Struggling to keep your head above water?

Feeling overwhelmed?

Not sure how to look after your own mental health, or that of your team?

Lifeline Tasmania’s Minding Your Business program provides FREE mental health training and support for Small Businesses* in Tasmania.

Register NOW for free training and/or support by completing our online survey to determine what training will suit you and your business needs.

For more information please email us now or phone 1800 98 44 34 (between 8am and 8pm, 7 days)


More about the program…

The Minding Your Business program has been designed to be flexible to meet the varying needs of Tasmanian Small Businesses*. Choose from any of the following options.


Mental Health First Aid

Learn how to assist an adult who may be experiencing a mental health problem, or mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves; using a practical, evidence-based action plan.

Face to face: x 2 full days or x 4 half days


Crisis Communication Skills

This course is suited to public-facing businesses and those who work with clients in distress. You will learn how to respond to people in distress; de-escalate a crisis; and identify the risk of burnout and vicarious trauma. You will also increase your understanding and awareness of mental health and the importance of self-care.

Face to face: x1 full day

Online: 3 x 2hr interactive workshops


Accidental Counsellor

You will be provided an opportunity to practice responding to someone experiencing an emotional crisis. You will learn how to apply the principles of recognise, respond and refer. These skills can be used by you to support your staff; by employees to support their colleagues; and, where appropriate, by owners and employees to support their customers.

Please note: this course does not qualify you to be counsellor.

Face to face: 4 hours (with optional 2 hours eLearning)

Online: 4 hour interactive workshop (with optional 2 hours eLearning)


One on One Support

Minding Your Business can provide outreach support services to small businesses, such as mental health mentoring, coaching and/or counselling, by request.


Please complete the online survey to determine what services will suit you and your business needs.


For more information and to register your interest call 1800 98 44 34 or visit our website.

* A business that employees the equivalent of up to 19 full time staff.