Small Business Month

October is both Small Business and Mental Health Month. Camden Council presents a Small Business Month program with a focus on mental health awareness and the therapeutic benefits of art therapy, to assist Camden businesses through the challenges presented by COVID-19.

All events are free and are suitable for business owners and operators in the Camden LGA. Places are limited so booking is essential.

Workplace Mental Health & Wellbeing Online Seminar

Monday 12 October | 10am - 12pm

The Black Dog Institute will lay the groundwork for building mental health literacy, reducing stigma and promoting help seeking in the workplace. Then, hear from small business owner and former Detective Sergeant Craig Semple about his own mental health experience and bust some of the myths about mental health. BOOK HERE

Mind-Mapping Your Business - Camden Civic Centre

Monday 19 October | 10am - 1pm

Using a mapping exercise, participants will create their own vision board for the future, realigning their ambitions with personal and professional goals. This process will embrace a discussion around reinventing, exploring new methods, opportunities and connections that will build resilience during a period of COVID uncertainty.

Your local, free and dedicated Business Concierge of Service NSW for Business will also be available to help you navigate government requirements to grow your business. BOOK HERE

Art Therapy Through Sculpture & Photography - Alan Baker Art Gallery

Thursday 22 October | 5:30pm - 7pm

Participants will create a sculptural piece that responds to their individual experiences. The sculpture will form the basis of discussion around stories, issues and the shared experiences of COVID in relation to business. BOOK HERE

Art Therapy Through Painting & Drawing - Alan Baker Art Gallery

Thursday 29 October | 5:30pm - 7pm

Painting and drawing will provide inspiration, and insight to navigate the range of individual experiences. The exercise will inspire individual reflection and create opportunities for business operators to connect over shared experiences and challenges. BOOK HERE

Camden Council's venues are COVID-Safe, with a range of measures in place for all events and workshops.

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Small Business Month