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Episode 40: Looking After Your Mental Health With Tim Hoopmann

Suicide risk is incredibly high in the building industry and that's so sad. Mental health is not a weakness. We cannot outsource it.

In episode 40 of the Professional Builders Secrets podcast, we’re joined by Tim Hoopmann, volunteer speaker for Beyond Blue, a national organisation that works to raise awareness about anxiety and depression, reduce the associated stigma and encourage people to get help. Throughout this episode, Tim delves into why it is essential to look after your mental health.

Key Points For Business Owners - Beyond Blue NewAccess

  • NewAccess for Small Business Owners is a mental health coaching program for small business owners
  • It is completely free and confidential
  • It is available over the phone or online between the hours of 8 am and 8 pm Monday to Friday
  • It offers 6 structured coaching sessions that are each approx. 30 minutes long
  • The program uses a cognitive behavioural therapy method
  • All the coaches have come from a small business background themselves
  • We have seen over 2,000 small business owners come through the program since March 2021
  • Over 90% of those who complete the program state that they would recommend it to another small business owner
  • The recovery rate for the program is approx. 70%
  • The program is receiving many enquiries from small business owners in the Construction sector
  • The wait time to speak to a coach is currently approx. 5 working days
  • The contact number to call (or pass on to a friend or loved one who may need support) to access the program is 1300 921 535

key moments

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  • 1:44 About Tim and Beyond Blue.
  • 3:22 How the last few years have impacted mental health.
  • 5:45 How the pandemic has impacted the building industry.
  • 9:07 What everyone needs to know about mental health.
  • 12:02 Common misconceptions around mental health.
  • 15:31 The toolkit for taking care of your mental health.
  • 23:33 Available support building company owners.
  • 26:27 The role of building company owners in supporting their staff when it comes to mental health.
  • 28:47 'Fixing' mental health.
  • 31:52 Mental health initiatives to empower the building company owners.
  • 36:27 How to manage day-to-day challenges.
  • 38:36 Reframing mental health conversations.
  • 40:40 How Tim discovered his purpose in his role at Beyond Blue.
  • 42:40 Some emerging trends in mental health and the building industry.
  • 45:02 How the challenges in this generation compare to previous generations.
  • 47:04 Tim's #1 strategy for resetting his mindset.

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key moments

  • 1:44 About Tim and Beyond Blue.
  • 3:22 How the last few years have impacted mental health.
  • 5:45 How the pandemic has impacted the building industry.
  • 9:07 What everyone needs to know about mental health.
  • 12:02 Common misconceptions around mental health.
  • 15:31 The toolkit for taking care of your mental health.
  • 23:33 Available support building company owners.
  • 26:27 The role of building company owners in supporting their staff when it comes to mental health.
  • 28:47 'Fixing' mental health.
  • 31:52 Mental health initiatives to empower the building company owners.
  • 36:27 How to manage day-to-day challenges.
  • 38:36 Reframing mental health conversations.
  • 40:40 How Tim discovered his purpose in his role at Beyond Blue.
  • 42:40 Some emerging trends in mental health and the building industry.
  • 45:02 How the challenges in this generation compare to previous generations.
  • 47:04 Tim's #1 strategy for resetting his mindset.

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Tim became a Beyond Blue speaker because as a small business owner he struggled with anxiety and depression. He learnt ways to manage this and wants to share his stories of hope. Also, being brave enough to come out, he wants to help others struggling in similar situations.

“A specialised podcast made just for the owners of custom home building companies. Extraordinary guests, valuable content and  amazing stories from other builders.”

Cheri K

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