Webinar – Business leaders let’s talk about mental health – 29th October 2020

DATE: 29th October 2020

TIME: 10:00 to 11:00

LOCATION: Online Session


Research conducted by Bupa Global, the international health insurer, revealed that 64% of senior business leaders have suffered from mental health conditions including anxiety, stress and depression, with work often cited as a contributor to this.

  • 58% of business leaders say that in their position it’s hard to talk about mental health
  • 1 in 4 people feel less support for mental health issues since becoming more senior
  • People fear that talking about mental health would affect perceptions of their capabilities and careers prospects.

With mental health on everyone’s agenda we want to ensure we are looking out for our Senior Leaders and supporting their Mental Health.


Since the crisis began, CEOs and executives in businesses have been forced to make business-critical decisions at pace, on a day-to-day basis, while working around the clock.

In their haste to lead, senior leaders may be mistaken in not prioritising their own mental health, wellbeing and resilience.

Which has led to burnout, ‘decision fatigue’ and, failing to equip themselves for the days, weeks months ahead.

Many leaders have viewed their mental health a ‘nice to have’ while ensuring the business essentials and the wellbeing of their teams – but it is now abundantly clear that the mental wellbeing of senior leaders is commercial imperative.


Joining ARK for this Interactive discussion were we will

  • Give insight into lived experience of senior leader who has experienced mental illness
  • Discuss enablers and barriers to talking about mental health
  • Help you to know what senior leader can do to support colleagues
  • Understand how you can support senior leaders in your business
  • Identify ways to support your own mental health and wellbeing.


CEO’s and Senior leaders


Louise is an experienced leader who has worked in Housing, Education and Human Resources.  After a period in her life when she experienced mental illness, Louise wants to support organisations, and their leaders understand and support each other by engaging in discussions around mental health.

Louise is a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor and her unique career and personal experience enables her to facilitate this discussion with a full appreciation of the business world, leadership and mental health.