The stresses of running a business are very real, and often the business owner feels that they must take these on as part of the job. Many owners find themselves in a position where their everyday obligations such as bills, cash flow, pay roll or other operational tasks are often keeping them up at night.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell, urges all business owners to assess their position and take stock of their well being this month.
This year, Mental health awareness day was focused on suicide prevention, with a goal to help reduce the alarmingly high statistics showing that someone takes their own life every 40 seconds, somewhere in the world.
A recent MYOB report has shown that 56% of small business owners admit that running their business has brought on or contributed to feelings of anxiety or depression. Out of those, 48% related the feelings of anxiety to be caused by financial worries or stress in their business.
While these figures are alarming, it is a problem that we as Australian’s are striving to fix by lifting the stigma on mental health and having a conversation between our peers.
CAAA Commercial Concierge encourages you and your employees this month to take a moment to assess your own health and well-being needs.