How to use Ahead for Business

How to use Ahead for Business

Find out more about the tools and information available on this website.
Getting started

Getting started

Take this easy survey and get tips and tools to get you started on your business wellbeing.
Understanding mental health

Understanding mental health

Learn what mental health is (and what it isn’t), to reap the benefits in your business.
Podcast: Thinking about your mental health at work

Podcast: Thinking about your mental health at work

Beau Murray, a small business owner talks to David Burroughs a workplace psychologist about building a mentally healthy workplace.
Understanding mental ill-health

Understanding mental ill-health

Mental ill-health can affect anyone – including those in small business.
Warning signs of mental ill-health

Warning signs of mental ill-health

Find out the warning signs and where to go for help.
Suicide risk factors

Suicide risk factors

Assess your current risk factors and make a plan.
Addressing stigma about mental illness

Addressing stigma about mental illness

Are you concerned about seeking help or telling people about your experiences?
Managing work stress

Managing work stress

Learn how to manage stress before it takes over your business or personal life.
Stay active and eat well

Stay active and eat well

Simple steps to fit exercise and healthy eating into your work day.
Personal relationships

Personal relationships

Arguing over the business at home? Try these straight forward relationship skills.
Social connection

Social connection

A healthy social life can improve your workload, not add to it.
Podcast: Self-care for small business owners

Podcast: Self-care for small business owners

Amanda Stubbs, owner of The Savvy Sidekick talks with Katie Blues, a clinical nurse consultant who specialises in mental health.
Sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene

Didn't get enough sleep last night? Find out how to get a quality night's sleep.
Alcohol and other drugs

Alcohol and other drugs

How to identify if alcohol or other drugs are becoming a problem in your business, and ways to reduce your risk.
Work-life boundaries

Work-life boundaries

How to work smarter, not harder - the importance of making time for play.
Podcast: Tips on cashflow and working with the ATO

Podcast: Tips on cashflow and working with the ATO

Dez Robertson, freelance graphic designer, talks with Deborah Jenkins, The Deputy Commissioner of Small Business at the ATO.
Financial stress

Financial stress

The leading pressure point for business owners. Make money matters manageable.
Matching your skillset to fit the business

Matching your skillset to fit the business

Running your own business takes many different skills, from big ideas to tax time and regulatory reporting.
Connecting at work

Connecting at work

How to build every day connections into your work routine.
Managing fatigue

Managing fatigue

Is your workload exhausting you? Recognise the signs of fatigue and manage it head on.
Planning for time off

Planning for time off

How to plan ahead and be confident that your business can run smoothly without you.
Your Business Mental Health Plan

Your Business Mental Health Plan

Develop your own personalised plan for a healthy mind, healthy business.
Podcast: Planning ahead and planning for time off

Podcast: Planning ahead and planning for time off

Leanne Mason owner of Sirocco Hair Lab, talks with Leanne Faulkner from Fortitude at Work about work-life boundaries.
Returning to work

Returning to work

Coming back to work after illness or injury? Develop an action plan.
Need help now?

Need help now?

Who to contact in a crisis.
Online treatment options

Online treatment options

Websites and apps for mental wellbeing.
Small business support

Small business support

Organisations and government services geared to help small business.
Peer support

Peer support

Want to connect with other business owners?
Case Study: Business owner, Peter Godden, on connecting with others

Case Study: Business owner, Peter Godden, on connecting with others

Practical tips to the everyday pressures of running your own business.
Podcast: Making the most of Industry associations and networks.

Podcast: Making the most of Industry associations and networks.

Rebecca Carmichael from KidCoders talks to Peter Strong, CEO of Council of Small Business Australia.
Podcast: Managing disputes and supporting small business owners

Podcast: Managing disputes and supporting small business owners

Melissa Horvat, owner of Graphika design studio, talks to Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman.
Starting a conversation about mental health

Starting a conversation about mental health

Business owners can experience high levels of stress, reaching out can make a big difference.
Ongoing support

Ongoing support

How to continue helping a business owner who has a mental illness.
Looking after yourself

Looking after yourself

Taking care of yourself is essential when you are helping someone else.
Tips to support someone who may be suicidal

Tips to support someone who may be suicidal

Are you worried that a small business owner you know may be thinking about suicide?
Case Study: Business owner, Melissa Horvat, on staying active

Case Study: Business owner, Melissa Horvat, on staying active

How to take advantage of the flexibility of running your own business.
Case Study: Business owner, Scott Bailey, a healthy mindset

Case Study: Business owner, Scott Bailey, a healthy mindset

A fifth generation family business owner, Scott discusses the importance of connection.
Case Study: Business owners, The Browns, on community

Case Study: Business owners, The Browns, on community

The strength in small communities is where the heart of small business is.
Case Study: Business owner, Julie Muir, and self-care

Case Study: Business owner, Julie Muir, and self-care

How to develop self-care in your workplace when you work on your own.
Podcast: Business health series

Podcast: Business health series

Get the latest business insights from industry experts and local business owners.
Case study: Business owner, Clyde Rathbone’s take on mental health

Case study: Business owner, Clyde Rathbone’s take on mental health

ex-Wallabies’ star tackles mental health, business, and the importance of starting the conversation.

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