Origin launches Regional Assist Program

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Origin is sponsoring access to health and wellbeing support services for small business and their employees in regional Queensland communities with the launch of its Regional Assist Program.

Mark Schubert, executive general manager, integrated gas said Origin is proud to be launching the Origin Regional Assist Program to promote the wellbeing of the regional Queensland communities where it operates.

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“We know our communities are facing challenges given the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic impacts and the continued drought,” he said.

“Providing access to specialised support services is one way that Origin can play our part in supporting regional communities.”

Small business owners who are members of local Chambers of Commerce and Business in the Western Downs and Maranoa regions will now be able to access counselling services–at no cost–for themselves and their employees.

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The program is being delivered by Converge International, the provider of Origin’s Employee Assistance Program, and will include access to a range of counselling services, including mental health, financial and relationship support. Origin will sponsor this service for the rest of 2020.

For information on how to access the Regional Assist Program, small business owners and their employees in the Maranoa and Western Downs regions should contact their nominated Council Chamber representative.