Referring people to the program
When interacting with a small business owner (SBO), if you can see or hear that the person is overwhelmed or under a great deal of pressure or stress, ask them if they would consider talking to someone to help manage what’s on their plate.
If they indicate they might be interested, offer a brief explanation of the NASBO program using a helpful, conversational approach such as:
‘If you’re interested in talking to someone, you might want to consider this program by Beyond Blue called NewAccess for Small Business Owners. It’s a free mental health coaching program for any small business owner who might be feeling stressed or overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges of running a small business. You get six sessions over six weeks that will provide you with some practical tools to cope with day-to-day challenges.
If you are keen to find out more, I am happy to give you some information about the program.
You can go to Beyond Blue’s website for more information, or simply call and chat to a staff member at Richmond Fellowship Queensland (RFQ), which is the company delivering the program for Beyond Blue. If you submit a web form on Beyond Blue’s website, RFQ will contact you for an initial assessment.”
If possible, offer to SMS or email the details to the person, so that they have the following details:
If you believe the person needs immediate or crisis support please refer them to the Alternative Support section on this page.