Alongside the negative impact to trade, recent research by MYOB has revealed two-thirds of small business owners feel their mental health and wellbeing has also been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the findings, MYOB has joined forces with mental health provider Smiling Minds to help small business owners tack control of their… Read more »
Atlassian joins coronavirus fight as $1.1 billion goes to mental health, domestic violence and emergency food
$669m is for telehealth – online consultations with GPs and other health services $74m is for mental health amid concerns about the impact of self-isolation $150m is for domestic and family violence support following a 75% spike in online searches A new government app offers advice, the latest news and other support $200 is for… Read more »
Entrepreneurship is not smooth sailing. All founders agree on that. But how do you cope? The essential step in overcoming entrepreneurial stress is to accept that anxiety is normal. Here are three ways to address the problem. Recognise the normality of anxiety This may seem strange, but it is one of the most significant… Read more »
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.