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After the successful launch of SMILE (Supporting Mental Wellbeing through Information, Leadership and Education) back in June, The Kingaroy Chamber of Commerce & Industry Inc. (KCCI) has delivered its first round of NICL Training to 18 chamber members free of charge.

The KCCI engaged Bunyarra Counselling and Mediation after seeing a video on social media about their NICL programMichael Sanford and Narelle Sanford from Bunyarra developed the NICL program after noticing the ever-growing need for early intervention around people’s mental health and it was a great fit for the what the KCCI is trying to achieve. The program had already been implemented into some large corporations with great success.

The S.M.I.L.E initiative is aimed at businesses to create awareness around mental wellbeing in the workplace as well as ensuring business owners/managers are supported too.

If a business in the region is the member of the KCCI, we will fund 2 people from that business to do the NICL training. We hope future funding applications will allow us to roll this training out to more staff and more businesses across the region. Alternatively, businesses can engage Bunyarra Counselling and Mediation themselves to deliver the NICL training.

The KCCI would like to see all businesses no matter how large or small to engage with any of the service providers we have in our region to discuss their options around mental wellbeing in the workplace.  We will have a list of providers on our website in the coming weeks.

KCCI next rounds of NICL training will be held at Kingaroy ANAZC Room 5.30pm to 7.30pm on 

Monday 13th August 2021
Monday 6th September 2021
Monday 20th September 2021

If KCCI members would like to attend, please email your interest to info@kcci.asn.au with preferred date and names of attendees.