Mental Health Support for Business Owners

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Running a business can be an isolating experience. And, with COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions to trade, the pressure can be intense.

NewAccess is a free and confidential mental health program for small business owners, developed by Beyond Blue to provide catered support for founders. Whether you’re just feeling stressed, or completely overwhelmed about everyday life issues, they can help.

Understandably, a lot of small business owners are reporting that COVID-19 has negatively affected their mental health.

NewAccess is designed to appeal to people who might not otherwise seek support for their mental health, and to provide support early, preventing any worsening symptoms.

Coaches from the NewAccess for Small Business Owners program all have a small business background and are specialised in understanding the common stresses that come hand in hand with startups. The coaches are trained in low-intensity cognitive behavioural therapy – a structured, evidence based psychological treatment. Put simply, it allows us to recognise the way we think, act and feel.

The program is open to small business owners (with under 20 employees) who are not currently seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist. The program starts with an initial assessment, then works with you over five sessions to tackle negative thoughts and behaviours, using an individual plan that you develop with your coach. Together you will develop an understanding of what is causing the distress, and proceed to working on practical tools and strategies that can be used in day-to-day life.

For more information, visit the NewAccess website here.

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If you’re feeling the pressure of the startup workload, we’re here to help. Whether it’s assisting you with bookkeeping and accounting, or guiding you on different incentive options for your business, Fullstack is here for you. Reach out today for comprehensive guidance on the best way to achieve success.

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Stuart Reynolds is the founder of Fullstack Advisory, an award-winning accounting firm for businesses leading the future. He is a 3rd generation accountant who specialises in tech & online companies.

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