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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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Get advice and tips on the go

As a busy small business owner, podcasts provide an opportunity to learn from others at a time that suits you, wherever you are.

There are a range of podcasts from small business owners and professionals about running your business and managing your mental health.

The Ahead for Business Podcast Series covers topics including self-care, reaching out for business support, managing disputes and planning ahead. Brought to you by Everymind and available on Soundcloud.

Find the Ahead for Business podcast series here

Get tips on building a mentally healthy workplace from small business owner Beau Murray and workplace psychologist David Burroughs.

Listen to Beau and David here

Small business owner Leanne Mason and Leanne Faulkner from Fortitude at Work talk about the importance of looking after yourself for the benefit of your business.

Listen to Leanne speak with Fortitude at Work here

Get self-care tips from small business owner Amanda Stubbs and Katie Blues, a clinical nurse consultant who specialises in mental health.

Listen to Amanda and Katie here

The Flying Solo Podcast show provides advice to people looking to start or grow a small business. It can be found through Apple and Android podcasting apps, as well as directly on Soundcloud.

Find the Flying Solo Small Business lifestyle podcasts here

The 'Let's Talk' podcast series created by the Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health shares stories of overcoming adversity from people who have battled with their mental health, and from some of the people who have helped them.

Find 'Let's Talk' here

Listen to Beyond Blue's Patrice O'Brien and tax professional Amanda Linton as they discuss the importance of recognising the signs and symptoms of mental health concerns, and the ways the ATO can help support tax professionals and their clients through tough times. Brought to you by the Australian Taxation Office and available on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify.

Listen to Patrice and Amanda here

Hear Beyond Blue's Nick Arvanitis speak on what small businesses can do to create a mentally healthy workplace, as well as give tips on how small business owners can take care of their mental health, and that of their staff. Brought to you by Beyond Blue and available on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Listen to Nick here

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