Business Wellness Coaching

BUSINESS WELLNESS COACHING

The Business Wellness Coaching Service offers free and confidential emotional coaching and wellbeing support to rural and small business owners in Southern Queensland.

Our Business Wellness Coaches are qualified mental health and wellbeing professionals with a background in business, so you can be assured you’re talking with someone who can help you ‘take the next right step’.

Sit down and have a chat with a locally-based Business Wellness Coach and work through your unique, personal business challenges, needs and opportunities in an understanding environment.

Get in touch with your local Business Wellness Coach.

HOW WE CAN HELP

Our Business Wellness Coaching supports rural and small business owners who are experiencing mental health or emotional wellbeing stress. This stress could be caused by your business or other challenges including personal, relationship or health issues.

What’s on offerDetails
Free emotional coaching and wellbeing supportOur emotional coaching and wellbeing support is totally free, with no additional contributions required.
Qualified Business Wellness CoachesOur Business Wellness Coaches have:
qualifications in psychology, counselling or behavioural science, together with
a background in business.
One-on-one customised supportYou’ll receive one-on-one emotional coaching and wellbeing support customised to your individual needs, so you can:
identify the source of challenges
reduce and manage mental health or emotional wellbeing stress
learn skills to improve your overall wellbeing
develop strategies to enable you to move forward with your decision making.
Timeframes to suit your needsThe length of time we provide support is flexible based on your individual needs and could be for a short period of engagement or more extended duration.
Choice on how to connectYou can chat with us:
on the phone, or
via a video call.

If you’re located in South East Queensland, we can also chat with you in person.
No medical referral requiredYou don’t need a medical referral to use our Business Wellness Coaching. Our service is not connected to Medicare or mental health plans.
Option to work with a Financial CounsellorIf you are experiencing or at risk of financial hardship, you can also receive free, impartial and confidential financial counselling at the same time as your Business Wellness Coaching.

The support provided by a Business Wellness Coach is not clinical and does not include subscribing medical aids. If it’s identified that your needs exceed the support available from a coach, you’ll be referred to an appropriately licenced clinician.

Early warning signs

Be aware of the early warning signs that may indicate you need to pay attention to your emotional wellbeing.

  • Not meeting deadlines
  • Not working to your usual standards
  • Withdrawing from staff
  • Having trouble concentrating
  • Feeling less engaged than usual
  • Feeling worthless or like a failure
  • Being absent from work
  • Feeling irritable, nervous, angry, anxious or worried
  • Feeling depressed or low in energy
  • Having trouble sleeping
  • Sleeping too much
  • Waking up and having difficulty getting back to sleep
  • Experiencing weight or appetite changes
  • Consuming more alcohol or other substances
  • Withdrawing from friends and family
  • Experiencing panic attacks
  • Having emotional or aggressive outbursts
  • Engaging in destructive behaviour

You should seek assistance if you have noticed a change in your feelings, thoughts or behaviour that:

  • lasts for more than a few weeks
  • affects your relationships and ability to work, learn or socialise
  • prevents you from participating in activities you’ve previously enjoyed.

HOW TO ACCESS ASSISTANCE

Get in touch with one of our Business Wellness Coaches to access our free and confidential emotional coaching and wellbeing support.

SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND

Supporting all Southern Queensland areas:

  • in-person support in South East Queensland
  • telephone and video calls in all Southern Queensland.

Brisbane Office
0428 144 618
linda-ann.northey@rfcssq.org.au

SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND

Supporting all Southern Queensland areas:

  • in-person support in South East Queensland
  • telephone and video calls in all Southern Queensland.

Brisbane Office
0400 738 911
martin.mcglone@rfcssq.org.au

SOUTHERN QUEENSLAND

Supporting all Southern Queensland areas:

  • in-person support in South East Queensland
  • telephone and video calls in all Southern Queensland.

Toowoomba Office
0429 370 116
katherine.watson@rfcssq.org.au

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A small business will be eligible for Business Wellness Coaching if you:

  • employ fewer than 20 full time equivalent employees (you may have more than 20 part time employees)
  • have an annual turnover of under $10 million
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have headquarters located within Southern Queensland
  • have owners who are not insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt
  • have your small business as your primary income source (i.e. 50% or more of your total income).

If the income from your business has recently decreased and is no longer 50% or more of your total income, you may still be eligible:

  • you must have a recent record of your small business being your primary income source, and
  • your small business must have the potential to be your primary income source in the future (as determined by your Business Wellness Coach or Financial Counsellor).

A rural business will be eligible for Business Wellness Coaching if you:

  • are involved in the operation of a primary production enterprise in Southern Queensland that has a substantial commercial purpose
  • employ fewer than 20 full time equivalent employees (you may have more than 20 part time employees)
  • have an annual turnover of under $10 million
  • have an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • have headquarters located within Southern Queensland
  • have owners who are not insolvent or an undischarged bankrupt
  • have your rural business as your primary income source (i.e. 50% or more of your total income).

If the income from your business has recently decreased and is no longer 50% or more of your total income, you may still be eligible:

  • you must have a recent record of your rural business being your primary income source, and
  • your rural business must have the potential to be your primary income source in the future (as determined by your Business Wellness Coach or Financial Counsellor).

This program is funded by the Queensland Government.

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