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! NewAccess know the last few years have been particularly tough, which is why they 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.
NewAccess for Small Business Owners is available nationally by phone or video call. Call 1300 945 301 or enquire below.
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.
NewAccess for Small Business Owners is not a crisis service and is not suitable for individuals experiencing a significant amount of mental health distress. NewAccess Coaches are trained to assess the potential effectiveness of the program and may suggest step-up options to you, in consultation with their clinical supervisor. A step-up option is an alternative service that may be more suitable for your current needs.
If you are in an emergency or at immediate risk of harm to yourself or others, please go to your local emergency department or call 000.