We have pulled together a range of resources to assist and support Blue Mountains business owners, operators, and employees.
You can find information about how to improve your local networks by connecting with other businesses, access mental health guidance, and support, prepare for and recover from disasters, and build your own knowledge through free training and workshops.
Please take some time to read through the materials so you can prepare for the unexpected by educating yourself about the risks your business and community may face.
Creating networks within the community is critical if businesses are to survive and thrive following the devastation of the 2019-20 bushfires and the impact of Covid-19. You can tap into, listen to, and learn from your local networks by reading about how other business owners and their communities have found strength and developed resilience through creating connections.
Dealing with the economic uncertainty and social and personal impacts following a disaster can put business owners and operators under extreme pressure.
Beyond Blue has developed a program specifically for Small Business Owners, offering free and confidential mental health coaching. The NewAccess program has been created to give small business owners, including sole traders, the support they need.
You can call 1300 945 301 or register via the Beyond Blue website.
This is a Bushfire Community Recovery and Resilience Fund project through the joint Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.