Support to Skills
Support to Skills aims to increase apprenticeship and traineeship completion rates by supporting small businesses in the ACT and regional NSW, and their apprentices and trainees, to build mentally healthy workplaces.
How does Support to Skills work?
The program offers resources and training to support employers in creating mentally healthy workplaces – while connecting apprentices and trainees to free mental health coaching through the NewAccess program.
The program is available to the following:
- Small businesses (employing fewer than 20 people) located in Canberra, Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange
- Pre-apprentices, apprentices and trainees aged between 16-25 (including School Based Apprentices and young people considering apprenticeships or traineeships but not yet employed)
For small business
We can support you to achieve a mentally healthy workplace by providing you with free, confidential and individually tailored one-on-one support, training and resources that work for you on your schedule. A mentally healthy workplace is built on education, awareness and empowerment no matter how big or small – Support to Skills benefits the individual, your organisation and our community.
If you would like to know more, you can contact our dedicated Small Business Liaison Officers for ACT, Bathurst, Dubbo and Orange:
- Complete and submit our Support to Skills online enquiry form
- Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call us on 1300 402 585
For pre-apprentices, apprentices and trainees
NewAccess is a confidential and free program, available over the phone or face-to-face.
You don’t need a medical referral or Mental Health Treatment Plan to access the program.
To find out more about NewAccess:
- Complete and submit our online enquiry form
- Call us on 02 6333 2838 during business hours
- Email us at email@example.com
- Visit the Beyond Blue website
This service is supported by the Try, Test and Learn Fund – an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Social Services.
Marathon Health’s response to COVID-19
A message from our CEO
We are watching the COVID-19 situation develop in our communities and our thoughts are with impacted communities.
Following advice from the Australian Government about physical distancing, we will cease face to face appointments and outreach services, and transition what services we can to virtual servicing via video and phone.
These changes will be effective from Friday 20 March at 5pm, until further notice.
During this time, our two key aims have been to maintain important health services to isolated and vulnerable people, while keeping our staff and their families safe.
Our After Hours GP clinic and telephone services will continue to operate as normal. Please visit After Hours to find out more information.
What this means
- Our physical office locations will be temporarily closed; however, staff will be working from virtual locations, and can still be reached via email or mobile during regular business hours
- For specific services, you may able to speak to your regular staff contact from the comfort of your own home. Our team will be in contact with all clients to ensure the transition to telephone/video delivery is as seamless as possible
- For those services where we are unable to offer telephone/video facilities, one of our team will be in touch to discuss alternative arrangements and reschedule for a later date
We understand this may cause stress in an already uncertain time, and we will endeavour to communicate and provide alternative options wherever possible.
For more general information about COVID-19, please visit credible sources such as health.gov.au.
If you are feeling anxious or worried, there are some great resources and forums available through Beyond Blue. If you are in a crisis, please call triple zero or go to your nearest emergency department. Find 24/7 support in your area here.
Thank you for your support during this difficult time,
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