Invitation to participate in survey for Mental Health and Small Business reseach study

APACA members are invited to complete a survey about a Mental Health and Small Business research study being conducted by researchers from the Hunter Institute of Mental Health (HIMH).  HIMH is a leading national organisation dedicated to reducing mental illness and suicide, and improving wellbeing.  HIMH is working closely with Entertainment Assist to develop a Prevention First Framework for Mental Health in the Australian Entertainment Industry.

The purpose of HIMH’s national research is to gather information from people who work in small business (i.e. business in all industries with less than 20 employees) to get perspective on mental health within the workplace, accessibility of health programs for those who work in a small business, and participants thoughts on the types of programs that may be most suitable. The results will be used to guide development of programs for enhancing both mental and physical health specifically tailored to the needs of those who work in small business.  

Hunter Institute is seeking the views of a range of people (over the age of 18 years) who are currently, or have previously worked in Australian small business.

Participants will be asked to complete an online survey that takes approximately 15-20 minutes. 

In the survey, participants will be asked general questions about their health, as well as their perspectives on mental health within small business. Questions are asked about the accessibility of health programs for those who work in the small business sector.

To access the survey click on this link:

Freelancers and small businesses are the backbone of our Australian arts and entertainment industry. Please forward this email and inform your networks so we can ensure members of our industry have their say on mental health and small business.

Question 13 asks participants to nominate the industry they work in.  Please tick “Arts & Recreation” or “Other Services” and specify which sector of our industry you work in.

Survey closes mid September 2017.

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