Why have we set up a program specifically for small business owners?
Running a small business is a unique experience which can involve stress and pressure coming from many directions. If left unaddressed, these demands can sometimes place you at risk of severe or longer-lasting mental health challenges.
We understand you may feel obliged to work when unwell, take work home or find it difficult to justify allocating time for yourself, let alone for your mental health. And there are always many barriers that can make seeking help difficult, such as:
- lack of time
- limited availability of services during business hours and in convenient locations, and prioritisation of business over self.
Understandably, a lot of small business owners are reporting that COVID-19 has negatively affected their mental health.
To address this need, Beyond Blue’s NewAccess for Small Business Owners program aims to provide a much needed and practical support option for you.