Everymind is pleased to announce the launch of the new Ahead for Business digital hub which supports small businesses to be mentally healthy.
Funded by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, the hub has been has been developed with and for small business, providing tailored resources, peer support, check-ups and personalised action plans and showcases their experiences through podcasts, videos, blogs and case studies.
Everymind Acting Director Associate Professor Carmel Loughland said as Australia’s largest employment sector, small businesses are a critical setting for a focus on mental health and wellbeing.
“We know that more than 4 million people experience mental ill-health each year and almost half of the population has experienced a mental illness at some point in their life,” Associate Professor Loughland said.
“Research has shown that small business owners have an increased risk of mental ill-health due to the unique range of stressors they face; such as long working hours, feeling obliged to work when sick, multiple responsibilities, and financial stress.”
The new Ahead for Business digital hub is part of a national strategy designed to support small business owners in every setting and features a set of new features including:
The digital hub was officially launched today with support from the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business the Hon Michaelia Cash.
Read media release here.
Watch the official launch video below.
Ahead for Business is currently working with key industries and engaging with communities in geographical trial sites across the country to aid the development of further tailored resources and training to support small business.
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For more information on the hub, visit: www.aheadforbusiness.org.au