Mental health resources for small business owners
As a small business owner, it can be easy to devote so much time and energy to running your business that you don't prioritise your own mental wellbeing, but it's so important to take care of yourself! We know the last few years have been particularly tough, which is why we have put together this list of small business specific mental health resources. This list is kindly sponsored by eftpos.
New Access for Small Business Owners
NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a free and confidential mental health coaching program developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners, including sole traders, the support they need.
The program uses Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) that allows participants to recognise the way they think, act, and feel and break unhelpful thoughts. Over six sessions, coaches with a small business background will work with you to overcome difficult issues, providing you with practical skills to manage stress and get you back to feeling like yourself. At your first appointment your coach will complete an initial assessment with you, and develop a program tailored to your individual needs.
Call 1300 945 301 or visit the website.
You don’t need a doctor’s referral or a mental health plan, so NewAccess gives small business owners easy entry to practical, professional advice.
Lifeline is Australia’s leading suicide prevention service, with 41 centres around the nation. The service expects to respond to over one million requests for support this year, creating an average of 120 safety plans to keep a person experiencing suicidal ideation safe every day
You can phone Lifeline to speak to a Crisis Supporter on 13 11 14 (24 hours/7 days)
Text 0477 131 114 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)
Chat to Lifeline online at www.lifeline.org.au (7pm – midnight, 7 nights).