Who is looking after the mental health of business leaders?

2020 is not the year anyone had planned, and the global pandemic has impacted all of us in different and complicated ways.

I know people who have reveled in the “The Great Pause,” having found time to get more rest and exercise and feel more relaxed after years of running around from place to place—the enforced break has done wonders for their stress levels. For others, and I would guess for a big majority of us, lockdown has felt like an endless uphill battle with little to no change of scenery.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists reported recently that 43% of UK psychiatrists have seen an increase in emergency and urgent cases and talked of a “tsunami” of referrals in the coming months. The pressure is rightly on employers to prioritize their people’s emotional well-being. But what about the pressure on business leaders and their mental health during this crisis?

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