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Small Business Wellbeing and Support


The Australian Government is investing in tools and resources to support small business owners’ wellbeing.

There are around 3.3 million small businesses in Australia who help our economy prosper. A small business owner takes on many roles in the operations of their business; they are the operations specialist, stakeholder manager, customer service representative, employer and face of the business. A small business owner is ultimately responsible for the success of their business, including meeting regulatory responsibilities. They do more than just run their business, they’re often involved in community events and a key support for other local businesses.

As such, it comes as no surprise that individuals with so many business responsibilities often find themselves facing challenges and stressors that can directly impact on their mental health and wellbeing.

Good mental health is good for small business, good for the economy and ultimately benefits the whole community.