Support yourself and small businesses:
A learning course for business advisers

Business advisers can play a role in supporting small business owners’ mental health and wellbeing.

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It can be hard for advisers to know how to help small business clients with their mental health and wellbeing, while also looking after their own.

Running a small business can be challenging, and with so much to handle, mental health and wellbeing often takes a backseat. In fact, one in three small business owners report high levels of psychological distress.

When small business owners are struggling, they often turn to business advisers, who are well positioned to recognise the stressors that can impact negatively on mental health and wellbeing.

Mental wellbeing: support yourself and small businesses is a free, four-part learning course designed to improve mental health and wellbeing literacy, and educate advisers about how to have an empathetic conversation with small business owners they know.

The course covers four key areas:

  • An introduction to mental health and how to recognise when someone needs support
  • How advisers can look after their own wellbeing in the workplace and at home
  • How to have a conversation with a small business owner you are worried about
  • How advisers can proactively support small business owners.


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The production of the Beyond Blue Mental wellbeing: support yourself and small businesses online training course for small business advisers has been made possible through the skills and expertise of small business platform Xero, our generous supporting partner.



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This course is freely available nationwide thanks to the in-kind support of Go1, a world leader in online learning.



Additional information and support

Coronavirus is changing the way we live and work, and this brings a range of emotions, including uncertainty. If you or your small business clients need support, the Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Service is free and available 24/7 online, or at 1800 512 348.

For additional information on small business mental health, visit: