Community & Business

12 August, 2023

Free mental health training for business community

MAREEBA is on the lookout for mental health first aiders in the business community.

Free mental health training for business community - feature photo

Free training is being provided next month, under a joint initiative between the Mareeba Chamber of Commerce and the Mareeba Communities Family Healthcare.

The program is funded by provided by the Queensland Government’s Business Queensland Chamber Wellness Program.

Mareeba Chamber of Commerce president Joe Moro said the program aimed to build the capacity of people across Mareeba who wanted to champion mental health literacy.

“As business owners, we sometimes put our needs to the side to ensure our businesses continue to operate and deliver the services and products to the community,” he said.

“We know business conditions are challenging at the moment, and we all need to look out for each other.”

The training will be delivered on 29-30 August from 8.15am to 4.15pm at the Abundant Life Centre Hall.

Attendance is compulsory for both days.

Mareeba Communities Family Healthcare board chairman Ross Cardillo welcomed the initiative which worked to break down the stigma of mental health.

“By completing the training, our mental health first aiders will be able to prevent, recognise and refer anyone showing signs of concern, to professional services,” he said.

“We hope to be able to build a network of mental health champions who will inspire others in the broader community to act in a similar way.”

Places at the training are limited. To book, email 


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