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  • Small business owners experiencing mental health issues

    Having a mentally healthy workplace is important. Stress, depression or anxiety can have a negative impact on your quality of life and ability to run your business. This can affect the people who are involved with your business including employees, contractors, partners and clients.

    Your mental health is important, so it’s good to learn how to recognise warning signs or ‘red flags’ that may suggest you need to reach out for support. Common warning signs include:

    • finding it hard to concentrate
    • avoiding necessary day-to-day tasks and obligations
    • feeling irritable, stressed or teary
    • constantly thinking of work, even during personal time
    • being unable to sleep
    • disconnecting from friends and family
    • changing eating and/or drinking habits.

    We understand these circumstances can affect meeting your tax and super obligations. If you're having difficulty paying your tax, we encourage you to contact us as early as possible. You can speak with us directly, or ask someone to speak with us on your behalf.

    We want to work with you to solve the problem before the situation escalates; it’s never too late to speak with us.

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    Last modified: 04 Jul 2016QC 49563