Founders can access Free Mental Health Sessions

Managing Mental Health for Founders

Mental Health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social well-being. It can affect how we think, feel and act; how we handle stress, relate to others and make choices. Rather than being about ‘what’s the problem?’ it’s really about ‘what’s going well?’.

To help differentiate mental health and mental illness, experts have created a continuum where mental health – represented by feeling and functioning well – is at one end of the spectrum and mental illness – represented by symptoms affecting people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour – is at the other (Beyond Blue, 2020).

To avoid a burnout, it’s important to deter your mental health from transitioning into mental illness; and discussing your challenges with an objective professional can be the first step in early prevention.

Mental Health for Founders

To support Founders checking in on how they are going, Advance Queensland is supporting 240 free confidential mental health consultations with CleverMinds Consulting.

Take this opportunity to meet with an objective and confidential health care professional, unpack and reflect what you have been through, where you are going and source tools to keep you going in your start-up journey!

How is the service delivered?

Consultations will be during working hours from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. You will have the choice of In-person or Virtual consultations at no cost to you.

  • In-person: Mondays and Tuesdays in a private space on Level 1 via the double lifts of The Precinct in Fortitude Valley; and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at Dr Diane Harner’s private practice in Everton Hills.
  • Online: Monday to Friday within working hours, via Zoom.

How to book

Dr Diane Harner helps individuals and organisations to become more self-aware and deliberate in their thinking and behaviour and to shift from automatic responses and routines to the intentional action that drives performance. She combines neuroscience with mental health as a useful way for people to understand their emotional state and apply practical strategies to promote mental well-being and resilience.

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