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Advocates welcome mental health funding for Victoria’s small business community

- August 13, 2020 3 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says the Victorian Government’s $26 million wellbeing initiative for small business owners and workers will save lives. “The enormity of this second wave lockdown and the psychological distress it is causing for small business owners cannot be underestimated,” Carnell said. “Given small business loans are… Read more »

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Julia Gillard talks mental health in the time of COVID-19

- May 19, 2020 4 MIN READ

The coronavirus crisis has delivered opportunities for both hope and optimism alongside despair according to former PM, and Beyond Blue Chair, Julia Gillard. Loneliness, anxiety and fear can manifest during the pandemic – while opportunities for connection can also flourish. So, what are the priorities and opportunities moving forward to ensure we have the right… Read more »

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beyond blue launches new mental health guide for small business

- September 2, 2019 2 MIN READ

Beyond Blue hopes to support the mental health of the nation’s 2.2 million-plus small business owners with the release of a new mental health guide. The guide hopes to provide business advisers such as accountants, bookkeepers, tax agents, industry associations and family and friends, with the tools they need to be able to provide support… Read more »

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Call for mental health support for small business owners

- October 30, 2018 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell has welcomed the $5 billion Future Drought Fund to support farmers and communities in rural and regional Australia suggesting the focus on expanded mental health services is vital for farming families that are doing it tough. However, Carnell believes small business owners could also benefit… Read more »