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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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Work health and safety duties

Learn how to manage your work health and safety duties and who to contact for help.

Managing your health and safety duties

Work-related mental health conditions not only impact on the individual employee but the business as a whole. Find out more about mental health in the workplace, your obligations and how you can support your employees to build and maintain a mentally healthy workplace.

Visit Safe Work Australia for advice on workplace mental health

Learn more about the rights and responsibilities of employers and employees under discrimination, privacy and work health and safety legislation.

Visit Heads Up for information on rights and responsibilities in the workplace

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Workplace bullying

Safe Work Australia provides information about workplace bullying, your obligations and where you can go for further assistance.

Advice on workplace bullying

Further advice is available to help you avoid bullying in your workplace, and what steps you can take if it does occur.

Visit Heads Up for advice on workplace bullying

Mental health capability check

Complete a 5-minute capability check-up on your business’ approach to mental health. You will receive a scorecard and recommendations on how to create and maintain a mentally healthy, safe and productive working environment.

Click here to take a mental health in the workplace check-up