29.05.2019Bitesize

Bitesize – leadership and mental health

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Welcome to Bite Size – our bi-monthly blog where we explore a topic in bite size form – short, sharp and easy to digest


As May draws to a close we wanted to reflect on the fact it has been Mental Health Awareness month. In our monthly 500 Words blog we explore in more detail how mental health can affect leadership and whether leaders are doing enough to protect their own mental health.

Mental health certainly isn’t the taboo subject it once was in the workplace. Gone are the days when a company felt it had secured the mental wellbeing of its workforce by insisting on a one hour group meditation session during team building days.

Nowadays there is a much more systemic approach to general mental health but it is still important to ensure this reaches to the very top of an organisation rather than just the general workforce.

Being a leader can be a lonely place at times and the pressures of keeping a company successful in a competitive environment can increase stress levels. In our 500 Words we look in depth at ways leaders can build resilience and support their own mental health.

By adding to their mental health toolbox and ensuring they remain balanced with all the puzzle pieces fitting together, leaders can remain strong in the face of even the hardest of times.

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