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AFTA Mental Health resources for members boosted


13 August 2021: AFTA is proud to announce additional mental health support for members with the appointment of a full time resource thanks to the Victorian Small Business Wellbeing Project.

Recruitment for the position which is fully funded by the Victorian Government’s Department of Health for this financial year is now underway.

The program means that Victorian members will be able to access in-person bespoke and individual services with the wider AFTA membership base benefitting via tailored webinars and workshops. The AFTA team will also benefit from training.

This is in addition to the support available through the Beyond Blue New Access Scheme.

Quotes from AFTA Chair Tom Manwaring:
“Travel is a sector which has been in hard lockdown since March 2020 and anyone working in travel, regardless of where they are located, has been amongst the hardest hit.”

“We are doing it tough, and have been for a year and a half so AFTA is delighted to be able to add the Victorian Small Business Wellbeing Project to the resources we have to help us all navigate our way forward.”

“We know from talking to our Members that now is a particularly challenging time due to the cumulative impact of continuing state and territory lockdowns and the international travel ban. This additional support for our members’ mental wellbeing could not have come at a better time.”

Media Contact: LJ Loch 0488038555 lj.loch@afta.com.au