Workplace wellbeing information in languages other than English

What is workplace wellbeing?

Workplace wellbeing means looking after you, the people you work with, and your business.

It is also about making sure workplaces are mentally healthy. That means workers feel respected, supported, and free to talk about their concerns.

It is common to face challenges and periods of stress when running or working in a small business. The COVID-19 pandemic has put extra stress on many businesses.

When you work alone or in small teams, some challenges are harder to manage. They include:

  • not always having someone to speak to about concerns you have
  • working long hours
  • taking calls or answering emails after hours
  • financial concerns
  • managing the administration of your business
  • feeling responsible for family and employees.

Access support when you need it, because this is important for you, your employees and your business.

Support for individuals

Lifeline

Get help if you’re experiencing emotional distress.Lifeline provides 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

To call Lifeline with an interpreter:

  1. Call 131 450.
  2. Say your language.
  3. Say Lifeline 13 11 14.
  4. Wait for a connection.
  5. Speak to the Lifeline crisis supporter in your language.

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS)

Free interpreting support for people with English as a second language to contact helplines and support services is available from the Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS). Call 131 450.

Beyond Blue

Beyond Blue has information on managing your wellbeing and mental health during the COVID‑19 pandemic in languages other than English.

Mindarma

Mindarma provides small businesses with free access to a digital workplace wellbeing tool designed to enhance mental health and grow business and personal resilience.

Mindarma is provided in easy-to-understand English.

COVID‑19 information in your language

Visit the coronavirus.vic.gov.au website for a list of mental health resources for culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

The Department of Home Affairs provides translated government resources about COVID‑19, including information about businesses, workplace safety and financial support.

Embrace Multicultural Mental Health (the Embrace Project) provides Australian mental health services and multicultural communities to access COVID-19 resources, as well as other services and information about mental health in a culturally accessible format.

Support for workplaces

Partners in Wellbeing

The Partners in Wellbeing helpline provides support for business owners and employees, including personal wellbeing, business advice and financial counselling services. Support is available in languages other than English. Call 1300 375 330.

WorkSafe WorkWell Toolkit

The WorkSafe Victoria Workwell Toolkit for Small Businesses helps owners and sole traders to create mentally healthy workplaces with step-by-step advice and practical resources.

The toolkit is provided in easy-to-understand English.