---Psychological aid program for entrepreneurs and business owners launched
In an effort to help people deal with the mental health impacts of the pandemic, local non-profit organization l’Espace-O is launching a psychological aid program for self-employed people and small business owners in the region. Titled Mental Health Care, It's Worth It, ( Ma santé psychologique, j’en prends soin), a press release issued by l’Espace-O on April 26 explained that the program focuses on breaking isolation and encouraging socialization and is intended for autonomous workers and operators of businesses with five or less employees from across the Outaouais. The program will feature three online conferences, along with nine professional co-development group meetings intended to benefit participants’ mental health and optimize their economic revitalization methods by collaborating with others. The co-development meetings are expected to be great opportunities for participants to exchange idea
The program is free for participate, and is funded by Services Québec. Stating that small business operators tend to endure a lot of anxiety, stress and isolation in the workplace, especially with the pandemic, L’Espace-O Coordinator Geneviève Ouimet says the program was mainly organized to give them a space to exchange ideas with peers who are experiencing similar struggles.
Ouimet hopes the program will provide participants with the tools to learn how to take better care of themselves mentally and to find solutions to bolster their businesses as well. More details about the program and the activities offered, including how to register, are available on their website - https://en.cilex.ca/espacepsycho.