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Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce leads the way on mental health

9th May 2022

Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington, has congratulated the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce for leading the way when it comes to mental health support for small business.

Mrs Frecklington said the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce had been recognised for their “Smile4Biz” mental health support program, with funding awarded to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) to roll out the program to business Chambers across Queensland.

“The rolling out of the program across Queensland acknowledges that the Kingaroy Chamber’s Smile4Biz program is truly best practice when it comes to mental health support initiatives,” Mrs Frecklington said.

“We should all feel very proud of our local Kingaroy Chamber, and the implementation of this unique program that helps support small business with the mental health challenges faced by owners and their staff each and every day.

“Smile has helped save lives.

“’Smile’, stands for Supporting Mental Health through Information, Leadership and Education, and is a proactive education program and face-to-face counselling service run in conjunction with Bunyarra Counselling.

“I want to thank the Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce President, Mr Damien Martoo and his Committee for their hard work and foresight in offering this service to our local businesses, and congratulate them on having their program recognised for its success, and now extended to help business across Queensland,” Deb said.

Photo: Member for Nanango, Deb Frecklington with the KCCI Committee at the launch of the Smile4Biz program last year.