From co-founder break-ups to startup burn-out, the path of the founder can be fraught with stress. A study conducted by American researcher Michael Freeman suggests that even before founders set-up shop they have a pre-existing vulnerability to stress. His 2015 study of 242 entrepreneurs found that a higher proportion of founders reported a lifetime history… Read more »
Creating a startup and putting your heart and soul into it can be an incredibly rewarding experience. But it can also be very taxing. Stress levels can rise as the drive for funding, capturing new customers, refining and even pivoting on an idea and just keeping up with all the admin and other work can… Read more »
Researchers using machine learning at the CSIRO’s Data61 have developed a new technique to tackle one of the biggest issues in mental health – the diagnosis psychiatric disorders. The breakthrough was announced today in Sydney by neuroscientist Dr Amir Dezfouli at D61+ LIVE, the organisation’s annual science, technology and innovation conference. The solution developed by… Read more »
Gavin Larkin believed conversation could change a life. Despite losing his own life to an aggressive form of lymphoma in 2011, Larkin’s belief that a simple conversation could be the difference between life and death launched a crusade that has swept Australia. As the founder of R U OK? Larkin initiated a campaign that championed… Read more »
Telehealth startup Coviu has Swinburne’s National eTherapy Centre has added text chat to its video functions to help people with mental health issues feel more comfortable when they consult with clinicians. A recent spinout of CSIRO’s digital innovation arm, Data61, Coviu has partnered with Swinburne University’s National eTherapy Centre to offer real-time text chat… Read more »
Founders have traditionally tended to block out conversations about wellbeing and hide their struggles as they focus desperately on building their business.
Soldier.ly has designed a stress intervention tool, a smartwatch app called Overwatch, that it hopes can help those suffering from stress.
The government’s announcement of a $3.6 million package to support the mental health of small business owners has been welcomed by the business community.
While it’s important that founders promote good mental health in the workplace, it’s equally important to explore mental health as a startup community so founders, too, can be properly supported.
“Creating a company out of thin air is exhausting”: Vamp cofounder Aaron Brooks on his startup journey
Vamp now has 70 staff in 6 offices around the world, and was earlier this month named the 4th fastest growing tech company in Australia by Deloitte.
Schema therapy startup Secure Nest aims to address the fact that gaining access to therapy can be a challenge for many.
Almost two thirds of Australian workers believe that their employer investing in mental health and wellbeing would improve productivity, a report has found, while 55 percent believe it would reduce sickness and absenteeism.