There’s no denying that the past few years have been hard on businesses and the individuals involved. While a stack of support-related information exists for members on our website – such as links here and here – don’t also forget our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offered by Converge International and available to APodA members. In addition to these support services, Beyond Blue’s NewAccess program is now running a cognitive behavioural therapy coaching service for business owners and sole traders up until December 2022. Here’s more information.
Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health via Primary Health Networks (PHNs) across Australia, NewAccess for Small Business Owners is designed…
“For any small business owner feeling stressed or overwhelmed about everyday challenges.”
“Run across six free sessions, and using low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy you will be guided by a coach with a small business background, and specifically trained to provide a practical approach to problem solving.”
You can access this telehealth-based program if you:
Are over 18
Own a small business of less than 20 employees, or you are a sole trader
Are not already seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist
Are not already dealing with severe/complex mental health issues.
What you can expect during the program
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What will happen?
According to the available resource, “An initial assessment conducted by a clinically supervised Coach is used to identify if NewAccess for Small Business Owners is the most appropriate service to support your mental health needs. Please note, if your symptoms or condition are found to be too severe or complex for this program, you will be referred to a more appropriate service or back to a GP.”