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Helping our Xero community care for their mental health

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Tony Ward

Jan 11, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the financial fallout on small businesses has been well documented. It’s time to pay equal attention to the emotional toll on small business owners who will collectively fuel our economic recovery. 

According to Xero’s recent survey, 2020: A Wake-Up Call for Employee Mental Health, COVID-19-related stress has been more damaging to employee mental health than the political climate, personal finance troubles and workload. 

At Xero, people come first. Amidst all the challenges brought on by COVID-19, it is more critical than ever that business owners and their advisors stop to think about the mental wellness of themselves and their people.  

Xero and Shift Collab offer mental wellness sessions

In response, we’ve teamed up with Shift Collab to offer a series of mental wellbeing workshops for our accounting and bookkeeping partners and our small business clients.  

Shift Collab specializes in offering training that blends clinical excellence with management best practices, making each session empowering and immediately useful to attendees. Topics are focused on underlying challenges that have been exacerbated during COVID-19. 

The first session on ‘Managing Overwhelm’ is designed to help attendees better navigate how they respond to stress. The 60-minute workshop will provide tactical strategies that can help attendees understand the ‘thought traps’ that perpetuate stress, self-evaluate daily stressors at work and home, strategies to address the highest everyday stressors, and more. 

Learn more and register here: 

Workshop 1: Managing overwhelm (for accounting and bookkeeping partners)

Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

Workshop 2: Managing overwhelm (for small business clients)

Thursday, January 21 at 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST

Stay tuned for additional sessions on challenging imposter syndrome, letting go of perfectionism, and supporting employees in difficult times over the coming months.

Prioritizing mental health at Xero

At Xero, we recognize that mental health affects employee’s work, relationships in the company, productivity and family life. We believe that a focus on mental health can help foster an environment where people feel like they belong and can do the best work of their lives. 

Learn more about our commitment to support the mental health of our employees and community here.

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