Coronavirus is likely to have a big impact on the mental health of small business owners.
Below is a list of resources, and blog posts from mental health associations and providers across Australia to help you recognise the signs, and seek help if necessary.
It's so important that you keep the communications lines open and recognise the signs within yourself and others. CCIQ is here to answer any of your questions about how to manage mental health in your workplace (or remote workplaces).
If you require advice on mental health in the workplace, please call us on 1300 731 988.
Crisis support can be found at Lifeline lifeline.org.au on 13 11 14, and beyondblue, beyondblue.org.au.
Organisations with helpful mental health resources:
Australian Government - support for businesses
The Australian Government website has a resources section for business owners to provide support as well as to enable business owners to support employees struggling with mental health issues.
Beyond Blue has a dedicated Coronavirus mental health support service with a dedicated hotline you can reach on 1800 512348. They also offer free confidential coaching program for anyone struggling with everyday life issues such as stress and anxiety.
The Black Dog Institute is an independent not-for-profit medical research institute that has a comprehensive range of free resources on mental health, depression and anxiety. Visit their resources page for more information.
Lifeline has a range of toolkits and factsheets on a range of topics including mental health, domestic violence and anxiety. Their hotline is available 24 hours a day on 13 11 14.