NewAccess | Free Mental Health Coaching for Small Business Owners

Running a small business can be exciting and empowering. It can also involve stress and pressure coming from many directions. Without healthy coping strategies, these demands can put you at risk of developing more severe mental health challenges.

NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a guided self-help program designed to support the mental health of small business owners like you. It can help you reduce stress and overwhelm from everyday life stressors like running a small business, relationships, health or loneliness.

The program uses Low-intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (LiCBT) that helps you break unhelpful thoughts by recognising the way you think, act and feel.

What do you get?

Free and confidential mental health coaching.

Who is this for?

Small business owners.


This mental health coaching program has been developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners support during challenging times.

Over 6 sessions, a NewAccess coach will work side by side with business owners to overcome difficult issues and provide practical skills to help them manage stress.

Check if you can apply

This program is for anyone aged 18 years or over who owns a small business, from any industry, including sole traders.

A person is not eligible for the program if they are:

  • currently seeing a psychologist or psychiatrist
  • dealing with severe/complex mental health issues.

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