Kingsclere conference focuses on mental wellbeing of small business owners
More than 45 small business owners came together for a mental health and small business conference in Kingsclere last month, writes Harry Craig.
In anticipation of World Mental Health Day the following day, two local small business owners, Kate Llewellyn from The Content Consultancy and Sharon May from Kingsclere Counselling Services, put on the event on Monday, October 9.
The conference aimed to offer help support the wellbeing and mental health of their fellow business owners, in making new connections in what can otherwise be a lonely role.
Held at Sandford Springs Golf Club, the organisers said that they were inspired by corporate wellbeing days and employee assistant programmes that self-employed and small businesses often do not have access to.
This included three panel sessions, covering topics such as stress, burnout, signs of overwhelm, feelings of imposter syndrome, and how and when to ask for help.
The event also raised money for local mental health charity Solent Mind.
Kate Houldsworth from KH Nutrition Coaching attended the event and stated: “[There was a] fabulous atmosphere, loads of advice and [it was] a wonderful opportunity to meet new people.”
Building on the success of this year’s event, the organisers confirmed it would return next year on October 7.