Mental Health

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 

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. 

Black Dog Institute 

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 

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.

RUOK? Day 

RUOK? Day takes place on the 9th September every year and encourages people to check in with one another and to start life changing conversations. They have a wide range of tools and resources

Looking after your mental health

Beyond Blue recognises and understands the feelings of anxiety, distress, and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) and offers the following wellbeing advice and support....

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Dealing with anxiety

The APS has prepared this guide for Australians, outlining some useful strategies which can help both adults and children cope with the stress or anxiety experienced as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

 

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Coping with stress

It can feel stressful and overwhelming during an event like the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and we can all be affected differently. You might feel overwhelmed by the information, conversations and the increased levels of stress in your community. Headspace has put together the following guide to help you manage your stress. 

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