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What is NewAccess for Small Business Owners?

To help small business owners manage their unique life and business stresses, Beyond Blue is offering a free, national mental health support service.

Beyond Blue’s NewAccess has been operating for several years in Australia to support people to manage unhelpful thoughts and get back on track. As small business owners have unique stressors and obligations, NewAccess for Small Business Owners has been created to increase the support available for those running a small business.

On top of the usual business stressors and obligations, such as needing to work when unwell, taking work home, and difficulty balancing work and life, small business owners have also felt the negative effects of COVID-19. It can be helpful to get support to manage business and life stress to keep you and your business mentally healthy.

What is NewAccess for Small Business Owners

Based on the successful NewAccess program, Beyond Blue has developed this new program specifically for small business owners who would like support with work or everyday issues. This free and confidential mental health program provides six sessions with a coach who has a small business background and has understanding of the unique stressors small business owners face.

What the program looks like

You’ll work with a specially trained coach, via phone or video call to guide you through a tailored personal program. The program includes:

  • An initial 60 minute assessment to talk through your challenges and create an individual plan.
  • Up to five 30 minute weekly sessions to walk through your plan, learn practical skills and review your progress.

Who is it for

The program is available for small business owners over 18. No GP referral is required, and the program can be accessed via phone or video call anywhere in Australia.

If you are currently seeing a psychologist or dealing with more complex mental health issues, you will be referred to alternative appropriate services.

The NewAccess for Small Business Owners program is currently available until March 2022.

For more information

To find out more on NewAccess for Small Business Owners, or to submit an enquiry sign up online or call 1300 954 301.

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