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Small businesses have had many challenges to navigate during the last two years, from Brexit uncertainties and pandemic lockdowns to continually changing Covid-19 regulations and worries about the health of employees and loved ones.​

Therefore, it is of little surprise that time for self-care often comes fairly low down the priority list for small business owners. In fact, according to research from The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), 96% of small business owners admit to keeping the stress of running a business ‘bottled up’, and nearly two-thirds say they deprioritise their mental health in the name of financial success.

Over half of the business owners that took part in BACP’s research felt they didn’t know where to start when it came to looking after their mental health. It can feel impossible to take time out when you are nose-deep in the day-to-day stresses of running a small business.

Rebecca Hill, UKBF’s Chief Commercial Officer, shares five easy steps small business owners can take every day to redress the balance and better support their wellbeing.

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