When starting and running your own business, self-care often takes a back seat. However, taking care of yourself and maintaining a work-life balance are two crucial aspects of running a business, and by de-prioritising your own needs in the short term, you risk doing damage to the long term growth and success of your business. In this section, you’ll find strategies for cultivating a healthy work-life balance as well as support resources.
BAP- Free counselling for business owners
The Business Assist Program (BAP) is set up by Glen Eira City Council. It is a free, professional and confidential, self-referral counselling service for Glen Eira Businesses.
Following the extended lockdown Glen Eira City Council will be extending this service to businesses throughout Glen Eira. This service is delivered through the EAP (Employee Assist Program).
Businesses in Glen Eira can contact BAP at 1300 687 327. This initiative is only available to Glen Eira businesses.
Creating a work-life balance
Managing the challenges of business and the challenges of life is truly a balancing act that requires both practice and vigilance. Here are some strategies to help you find that elusive balance.
- What is work-life balance?
- How to better manage your time
- 10 working from home tips
- 6 ways to involve your business with the community
Mental health support for business owners
Glen Eira City Council is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of its business owners. Below are some resources to help you find help when you need it.