Stress and mental health issues can seriously impact your organisation
Times are tough for those working in smaller organisations. Managers working in small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and non-government organisations (NGOs) face many pressures, often with few people or resources to turn to for support.
"I had depression for three years before I was diagnosed...I didn't understand what was going on with me." Karl, Accountant
What has your organisation got to lose?
Stress and poor mental health can have enormous organisational, productivity, social and personal costs, yet managers often don't have the knowledge or skills to manage these issues as effectively or as confidently as they could.
"We've had somebody that had the "Black Dog"...it was a learning curve for me.... I wasn't sure what I could do...each of our staff we have are a critical part of the business." Darren, IT company
Remember the proverb "prevention is better than a cure"?
You don't have to be currently experiencing an issue with stress or mental health, either personally or within your organisation, to benefit from being better informed and skilled in the promotion of mental health and wellbeing.
Take steps to minimise the impact of these common mental health concerns
Business in Mind is a free DVD and Resource Kit designed to help you look after your own mental health and wellbeing, and that of your employees, in the same way you would manage and optimise any other important organisational asset. It is available to managers who register for the Business in Mind research project, whether you're a sole trader, manager, or employer of up to 200 staff.
Help other SMEs and NGOs
The free DVD and Resource Kit, developed as part of the Business in Mind research project, is being evaluated to provide valuable information about the needs of the often under-resourced SMEs and NGOs. This information will inform the development of future resources, tailored specifically for these sectors. Your participation in the Business in Mind survey will help us to achieve this.
How to find out more
Or, register here to receive the link to our survey. Once you have completed it you will be sent the free DVD and Resource Kit.
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Founder of Billie Goat Soap and a Business in Mind participant and advocate.
Promoting the mental health and wellbeing of Australian small businesses