I am struggling to cope with the coronavirus pressures on my business

With non-essential businesses having to close, and a limit on the activities that can go ahead with coronavirus restrictions, it has been an incredibly difficult time for local business owners.

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Are you worried about the financial strain coronavirus has had on your business? Or perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to navigate your way through the different types of financial support available and the different restrictions that you need to abide by to operate safely?

This can all be very stressful and be damaging to your mental health, but it’s important to remember to look after your business’s most important asset – you.

Visit our coronavirus support for businesses page for help with business grants, how to operate safely and more.

https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20191/coronavirus_covid_19/761/coronavirus_-_support_for_businesses

We also have a Covid 19 business helpline, which you can call on 0345 017 0743 Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm, or you can send an email to businessdevelopment@havering.gov.uk.

Mental Health at Work has put together this useful toolkit for small businesses and the self-employed on how to take care during the pandemic.

https://www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/toolkit/small-businesses-and-the-self-employed-taking-care-during-the-pandemic/

If you’re feeling stressed it’s important to look after yourself, and to learn how to manage it. Mind has a guide on how to manage stress that also explains what stress is and why it affects us physically, to help you understand what you may be experiencing.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/stress/what-is-stress/

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