Q&A with Lorraine Hunt of glamping accommodation business, Tanja Lagoon Camp.
With women making up around a third of small business owners and sole traders across Australia, Women's Health Week is an opportunity to highlight the importance of women’s mental and physical health in being effective small business owners.
Running a business means owners are often quite busy and may not prioritise their health as much as they should. Finding time for healthy habits or important check-ups can be challenging. With the additional impact of COVID-19, accessing health and mental health support can seem even more difficult.
Starting today, 6 September, the Women’s Health Week national campaign will feature exclusive articles and interviews each day, covering topics such as physical activity, mental health and sleep. Women across Australia are encouraged to get involved in the campaign by signing up to receive daily emails with videos, quizzes and tools to help better support their health and wellbeing.
The Ahead for Business team recognises the importance of supporting female small business owners to take action on their mental health and encourages women in business to take some time to prioritise their wellbeing this week.
To find out more about Women’s Health Week, visit: www.womenshealthweek.com.au
For more inspiring stories from female small business owners on how they maintain their mental health and wellbeing, see the resources below:
A Toowoomba fitness professional chooses healthy lifestyle and community connection to maintain wellbeing
Q&A with Annemarie Lyons of personal training studio, Health by Numb3rs.
As a yoga instructor, Nicky Smith draws on her training to provide helpful advice to small business owners dealing with burnout.
Susan Rochester from boutique consulting practice, Balance at Work.
Celebrant Julie Muir shares why self-care is so important.
Graphic designer Melissa Horvat talks about the flexibility owning a small business provides.