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Feeling overwhelmed?

This is a very tough time and it’s understandable if you are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of the coronavirus outbreak and the impact it has had on your business.

It’s really important to look after yourself right now. 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.

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It’s OK to not be OK

We know that small businesses are under enormous pressure in this rapidly changing environment.

If you aren’t sleeping, struggling to concentrate or are seeing other signs of anxiety or depression, Beyond Blue has a dedicated COVID-19 Mental Health Support Service including online resources.

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Struggling to cope?

Feelings of anxiety are a natural response to a period of uncertainty, like what we are experiencing now in this global pandemic.

It’s really important to be conscious of how you are feeling and to take care of yourself because your business depends on it.

This can be as simple as soaking up some sunshine in your backyard. Beyond Blue has developed good advice for coping amid COVID-19 with a dedicated Mental Health Support Service including online resources.

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Take this 5-min check-up

If you feel like you’ve got the weight of the world on your shoulders, this 5 minute check-up developed by Ahead for Business can give you the tools you need to manage your stress levels.

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This is really tough, right?

At times, you may need help from professionals to work through concerns you have, whether they relate to anxiety you may be experiencing due to COVID-19 or the impact this health crisis is having on your business.

Beyond Blue has a dedicated COVID-19 Mental Health Support Service including online resources.

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Trouble sleeping?

We are living through extraordinary times and sole traders are facing huge challenges.

If you’re struggling to sleep, that can be an indicator that some of the worries you have are getting on top of you. Your business needs you, so seek some help if you need it.

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Family and friends

The stress of running a business can lead to feelings of isolation, which can affect your business and personal relationships. Family and friends can provide support, and maintaining these relationships is important to you, your business and your personal relationships. 

Read more about the importance of maintaining personal relationships

It can also be a challenging time if you are supporting a business owner through a difficult time. There are resources available to give you advice about how you can provide support, and how you can look after yourself as well.

Supporting a business owner

Beyond Blue and HeadsUp have developed a guide for people who have contact with small business owners and are concerned about their wellbeing.

Find a guide for work contacts, friends and family here

Beyond Blue has been working with intermediary organisations to develop resources for small business advisors to help them support their clients and customers with mental health and wellbeing.

Hear from industry leaders about how you can support small business owners' mental health


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