Nov 30, 2022
Business Owners Open To Mental Health Support
A BDC survey shows 90 per cent of Canadian business owners now say they are open to seeking support for a mental health issue. The ‘Survey on SME owners' mental health’ says prior to the COVID-19 pandemic a survey by the Canadian Mental Health Association showed only 16 per cent of small business owners said they were likely to seek professional help. The survey reveals that among those who would be open to seeking support for a mental health issue, fear of a cash shortfall (62 per cent) and the recession (51 per cent) were identified as the main sources of stress. To address mental health challenges, these business owners prioritize various coping strategies, including finding quiet time to relax (59 per cent), getting physical activity (53 per cent), and taking time off or vacation (43 per cent).