How small business owners can proactively look after their mental health

A webinar with Judy O'Connell, Victorian Small Business Commissioner.
Date and time

Monday 26 Oct 2020 at 11:30am to 12:15pm


Webinar (online event)

Event details

With many Victorians in small business focused on trying to get their businesses through the pandemic as well as looking after their staff and family, it’s unlikely they’ve prioritised their own mental health. Commissioner Judy O’Connell will walk you through her team’s new resource developed in consultation with Beyond Blue – a small business owner’s guide to creating a mental health plan in response to coronavirus.

Judy will share tips to help you:

  • identify your business and personal stressors that might come up at this time
  • recognise changes in yourself that signal you might need extra support
  • plan practical actions you can take in response


  • Judy O’Connell, Victorian Small Business Commissioner

Judy O’Connell ‐ Victorian Small Business Commissioner

Judy advocates on issues affecting people in small business and builds awareness of their rights and responsibilities. She also manages a quick, effective and low cost dispute resolution service for small business owners.

Judy brings a wealth of experience gained throughout her career, which has included national and international roles with the OECD and the Australian Taxation Office, where she was the Assistant Commissioner for Small Business. Coming from a family of small business owners, Judy also brings an in‐depth understanding of the realities of running a small business.