Are lockdowns chiselling away at your confidence?

Lockdown 5.0 has chiselled away at me

- July 27, 2021 3 MIN READ

If you “chisel away” at something, you chip at it gradually. You keep doing or saying something which slowly changes someone’s feelings or opinions or desires about something.  It started with a bout of the ‘CBF’s’  {Cant Be F*#ked] that arrived on the Wednesday morning after the announcement of the extension by a further week… Read more »

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Try these outdoor activities to help with your anxiety

- July 23, 2021 3 MIN READ

Being outside surrounded by nature can really enhance wellbeing. Just think about how you felt the last time you were out surrounded by greenery. In fact, studies show that being in nature or anywhere there’s a green environment improves your mood drastically, writes fitness coach Heidi Rosenberg. Try these outdoor activities to improve your mood… Read more »

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Why self-care for business owners isn’t selfish

- July 22, 2021 3 MIN READ

“You’re being selfish.”  These were the first words that were thrown my way from the irritating little voice in my head that I refer to as my ‘bad news filing cabinet’ when I was recently presented with a COVID-based opportunity. I was finally travelling again and delivering my workshops interstate when it became a real… Read more »

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4 easy changes to make workplace wellness work for you

- July 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

Workplaces are going beyond traditional health and safety requirements for their employees and emphasising more holistic wellbeing, with mental health and financial wellness new areas of employee benefits being offered by employers, says Sally Elson, MYOB’s Head of People Advisory and Talent. It’s no surprise that mental health is a key concern for small business… Read more »

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10 ways digital tech can help small business owners with the mental health crisis

- July 2, 2021 3 MIN READ

Mental health and wellbeing declined during the pandemic. While the public health consequences of the COVID-19 crisis might be comparatively easy to quantify, we are beginning to assess the emotional fallout of the pandemic. And it is stark, writes James Boddam-Whetham, CEO, Noggin. In Australia, depression rates increased significantly, from a pre-COVID-19 baseline of around… Read more »

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Ombudsman launches mental health program awareness campaign  

- June 23, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of free mental health services available to small business owners. The campaign will ensure the word is spread about Beyond Blues’s New Access for Small Business Owners program, which offers free one-on-one telehealth sessions with specially trained… Read more »


COVID’s mental health fallout will last a long time. Here is how to tackle depression and anxiety

- March 12, 2021 4 MIN READ

Although Australia is now largely COVID-free, the repercussions of the pandemic are ongoing. As the pandemic enters its second year, many people will be continuing to suffer with poor mental health, or facing new mental health challenges, writes Richard Bryant Director of the Traumatic Stress Clinic UNSW. The effects of recurrent lockdowns, fears about the… Read more »