Mental health support for small to medium businesses in the Albury LGA and their employees

$0 for the first 12 months, and $1 per month per employee thereafter 

Access AI-powered chat and on-demand self-care tools for your employees for 12 months with

The Albury Regional Mental Health Initiative is a digital mental health program offering limited licenses to access’s powerful AI app-based self-guided cognitive behaviour therapy techniques.

Albury Business Connect and Justin Clancy MP, Member for Albury, have partnered with to bring the Albury Regional Mental Health Initiative to small to medium businesses in the Albury LGA.

  • Limited-time offer until 20 December 2023
  • $0 for the first 12 months, and $1 per month per employee thereafter 
  • Option to add on additional EAP services

This limited-time offer is available for businesses registered and operating in the Albury LGA.

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How it works

Step 1


Register your interest by clicking “Get Started” – will provide you with your custom access invitation code.

Step 2


You and your employees download the app available on the App Store (iOS) and Play Store (Android).

Step 3


Create an account using your preferred email address and password.

Step 4


Join using your custom access invitation code.

Once active, you and your staff have access to 24/7 self-guided cognitive behaviour therapy techniques in the palm of your hand. 

Access a comprehensive library of resources that equips your team with various tools and resources to enhance every area of their life. Content is holistic to cover mind, body, work, personal relationships and financial management.

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As a busy business owner, you know the importance of fostering a healthy and productive workplace

You also wear many hats and are focused on the daily running of your business. While the mental health of your employees is important to you, it’s not always easy to make it a priority with everything else you have going on.

Your employees’ mental health is essential to your bottom line

A 2022 report by BeyondBlue found that untreated mental health issues cost Australian workplaces $10.9 billion annually. Mental illness can reduce productivity and increase employee turnover.

A workplace that supports and promotes initiatives to help employees manage their mental health can gain a significant competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the right employees for your business.

Modern ways of working and government legislation mean having an action plan for promoting workplace mental health is no longer an option for regional businesses

As the workforce changes and remote and hybrid working becomes more common, employees spend more time working away from the office. 

Remote and hybrid working offers many benefits but can also increase social isolation and exclusion. 

Likewise, employees often on the road as part of their job may hardly come into the office or connect with coworkers during the week.

The model WHS ACT requires employers to have processes and procedures in place to identify, assess, control, and review psychological risks in the workplace.

Mental health is a top priority for border businesses

The 2023 Cross-Border Community Survey commissioned by the Office of the Cross-Border Commissioner found that health services (including mental health) is the top policy priority area.

The Office of the Cross-Border Commissioner has included health services as part of their five-year strategic plan to improve outcomes to key barriers businesses operating in border regions face.

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Get to know supports your employees’ mental health


Offer two-way communication creates a safe space for employees to track how they are feeling and provides actionable insights employers can use to make changes.

Create a productive, healthy workplace


Full-time employees spend most of their time at work. A psychologically safe and productive workplace is essential to attracting and retaining the best employees.


A means for early intervention


As a business owner, if you know of an issue with an employee that could affect them or your business, acting sooner rather than later can make all the difference in the outcome.

The first step to long-term business success


 You’re not going to see immediate results, but over the long term, implementing a support program will help reduce the costs of hiring and retaining staff due to the poor mental health of your employees.

Be an employer of choice


Mental health is a critical component of any comprehensive benefits package. Employees now have an expectation that businesses provide mental health support and can make a difference in attracting and retaining the right employees.

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Swathi Stirling

Meet Swathi –’s local team member

Swathi Stirling loves working with local businesses to understand their challenges and find solutions to support their employee’s mental health and well-being. As’s local team member, Swathi spends much of her time connecting with regional businesses and mental health professionals. 

After growing up in a city of millions and living in Sydney for a few years, Swathi and her husband moved to the Albury region to be closer to family. She quickly found her place here and enjoys the personal service and customer experiences regional small businesses deliver.   

“I’ve always enjoyed living in smaller places because I want to be able to go to the local coffee shop and remember a name and have a chat. Being here and living here for the last two years, every time we leave, by day two or three in the city, we’re ready to come back.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Albury Regional Mental Health Initiative?

Through the office of Justin Clancy MP, Member for Albury, there is a desire to lead a digital mental health initiative for businesses across the Albury LGA.

The fundamental idea behind this project is to provide a service to businesses where employees gain the ability to access mental health services through a self-serve cloud-based portal on their smartphones.

Who is

Leora is the modern employee assistance program that unlocks employee wellbeing. Its advanced chat and CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) combines the power of artificial intelligence, human-based therapy, and evidence-based psychology to provide accessible self-guided tools, real-time dashboards and insights, and immediate connections to their preferred choice of therapists.

Leora understands the importance of employee well-being in driving productivity, engagement and overall organisational success. The company has first-hand experience being an employer of choice, with its sister company, Afea Care Services, winning the Australian Financial Review’s Best Places to Work three years in a row. Leora empowers your organisation to prioritise mental health and self-care and create a resilient and thriving workplace.

There’s no cost. What’s the catch?

There is no catch. Justin Clancy MP, Member for Albury has partnered with Albury Business Connect to support the mental health and well-being of local small to medium business owners and employees. The Albury Regional Mental Health Initiative is provided at no cost for 12 months until 19 October 2024 to small to medium businesses with a registered address in the Albury LGA. 

Small to medium businesses account for 98% of employers in the Electorate of Albury* and are a significant economic driver for the region. Justin Clancy MP and Albury Business Connect are committed to advocating for issues affecting regional businesses and delivering services that will support businesses to thrive.

*Average across four LGAs NSW and Local Government Area Business Profiles 2021 May 2021.

How many free licenses will be available?

1,570 self-guided and on-demand self-care licenses will be available until all allocations are exhausted or until 20 December 2023, whichever comes first. Businesses will need to register one license per employee to access the tools, including a dashboard and management access license.

For example, if you have a team of 20 people and want them to access the AI-powered chat and self-care tools, you must register for 20 individual licenses.

Is the only mental health and wellbeing option available for businesses?

No. Several mental health and wellbeing apps are available for businesses to use to support the needs of their employees. was chosen for the Albury Regional Mental Health Initiative after carefully evaluating these programs against various factors. Business owners are encouraged to do their own research to find the most appropriate solution for their needs.

Terms and Conditions

The Albury Regional Mental Health Initiative is a three-way agreement between Justin Clancy, MP Member for Albury, Albury Business Connect and Under the terms of this agreement, licenses for businesses to access will be provided in partnership with Justin Clancy MP.

This is a limited-time offer. Registration is available from 20/10/2023 until 20/12/2023, or until the allocation of 1,570 12-month licenses has been exhausted, whichever comes first. The no-cost license period is valid until 19 October 2024.

Albury Business Connect, the office of Justin Clancy, MP and reserve the right to amend this time frame or allocation of licences at any time without notice.

This offer is only available to businesses with a registered address in the Albury LGA. The Albury LGA includes partially or wholly the following localities and postcodes.


Albury, Alma Park, Balldale, Boree Creek, Bowna, Bringenbrong, Brocklesby, Bungowannah, Burra, Burrumbuttock, Cabramurra, Carabost, Collendina, Cookardinia, Coppabella, Coreen, Corowa, Courabyra, Culcairn, Daysdale, East Albury, Ettamogah, Gerogery, Glenellen, Glenroy, Goombargana, Greg Greg, Hamilton Valley, Henty, Holbrook, Hopefield, Howlong, Humula, Indi, Jindera, Jingellic, Khancoban, Kiandra, Lake Hume Village, Lankeys Creek, Laurel Hill, Lavington, Little Billabong, Lowesdale, Mannus, Maragle, Moorwatha, Morundah, Morven, Mountain Creek, Mullengandra, Mulwala, Munderoo, North Albury, Nurenmerenmong, Oaklands, Ournie, Paddys River, Rand, Redlands, Rennie, Ringwood, Rosewood, Sanger, Savernake, South Albury, Splitters Creek, Springdale Heights, Table Top, Talmalmo, Taradale, Thurgoona, Tooma, Tumbarumba, Urana, Walbundrie, Walla Walla, Wantagong, Welaregang, West Albury, Westdale, Willigobung, Wirlinga, Woomargama, Wymah, Yarara.


2629, 2640, 2641, 2642, 2643, 2644, 2645, 2646, 2647, 2649, 2650, 2652, 2653, 2658, 2659, 2660, 2700, 3691, 3707

Albury Business Connect reserves the right to make changes to these terms and conditions without notice.


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