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Podcast: The mental health challenge for small business

Why businesses owners need to prioritise mental health in the workplace

23 November, 2021

NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey says that creating a mentally healthy workplace is vitally important for small businesses, particularly after the stresses of COVID.

“We know that two thirds of small business owners are experiencing psychological distress, which is up by a third from pre-Covid times,” Lourey says.

Creating a mentally healthy workplace depends on leadership from the top.

“Ultimately the buck stops with you, so it’s your leadership to have a psychologically safe and supportive environment and to look after your own mental health.”

Listen to the latest episode of Talking Business with Chris Lamont to learn how to create a mentally healthy workplace and some of the resources available.

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