A survey by Yellow has discovered Australia’s small business owners are struggling with stress, with many reporting to feeling anxious every day. One in four of those surveyed admitted to felling stressed every day, yet the majority (72 per cent) don’t seek help.
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 »
The government’s announcement of a $3.6 million package to support the mental health of small business owners has been welcomed by the SMB community. The package announced by Michaelia Cash, this week, will focus on providing practical support to small business owners with the majority of the funding going to the recently launched Ahead for… Read more »
Proactively protecting employees when they are well could be the solution to Australia’s mental illness epidemic, according to a global expert on workplace health. Mental health disorders are now the leading cause of work disability in every country around the world and are estimated to cost the global economy up to AUD $23 trillion by… Read more »
Suicide remains a major concern for Australians, taking over 2,800 lives per year. It is the leading cause of death among 15-44-year-olds, with young men and small business owners making up a large proportion of the cohort. Ahead of R U OK Day on September 13, leading workplace mental health expert Marcela Slepica suggests it’s… Read more »
As an SME owner you’ll know the daunting task of being across all the aspects of your business, and concern for your employee’s wellbeing is likely one crucial element. This week there will rightly be a lot of noise and media traffic around R U OK? Day and what it means to individuals and communities.… Read more »