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My business got support but I need it too

Running a small business can be tough. It’s really important to look after yourself. Regular exercise, a healthy diet and getting enough sleep is a good start, but sometimes you need more support.

The good news is there is help available if you need it. Get free mental health support from qualified coaches through Beyond Blue’s NewAccess for Small Business Owners program.

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Lifeline

Phone 13 11 14 available 24 hours / 7 days - anyone in Australia can speak to a trained Crisis Supporter over the phone, any time of the day or night.

Lifeline Text 0477 131 114  available nightly - any person in Australia can receive support from a Crisis Supporter by text message every night. 

Online chat available nightly - the online chat service is available for people who prefer to type than talk.  Any person in Australia can chat with a Crisis Supporter through the Lifeline Australia website each night.

NewAccess for Small Business Owners

If you aren’t sleeping, struggling to concentrate, or are just feeling overwhelmed by day-to-day challenges, Beyond Blue has developed NewAccess for Small Business Owners, a free and confidential mental health coaching program.

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, who has a small business background, will complete an initial assessment with you, and develop a program tailored to your individual needs.

It is available via phone and video call from 8am to 8pm.

Small business owners can enquire today.

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service

Beyond Blue has a dedicated Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. Trained counsellors are also able to take your call 24/7 on 1800 512 348.

Partners in Wellbeing

Victorian business owners can contact the Partners in Wellbeing telephone hotline on 1300 375 330 or via an online form for free access to business advisers and financial counsellors.