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Mental health support for food business owners

Running a local online food business can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be physically and mentally draining. Many business owners go through lots of emotional roller coasters while growing their local food business into a successful enterprise. Challenges may arise from losing a good staff member or business partner,  managing operations profitably, or finding a cost-effective local channel for selling their food products online.

Fortunately, there are free mental health support options available to small business owners during these challenging times. For example, the NewAccess program offers over six sessions of free and confidential mental health support. So if you’re a small business owner struggling with your mental health, know there is help for you.

A NewAccess coach will work with you as a business owner to overcome difficult issues and provide practical skills to help you manage stress.

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a joint initiative by Beyond Blue and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman. It is a response to rising calls for a dedicated mental health support service for small business owners.