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The perception of CEOs and senior leaders is often big pay cheques, flash cars, and overseas travel.
While for some this is true, the reality is they also work very long hours, shoulder the expectations of customers and clients, are responsible for staff and take the fall for their organisation’s failures.
Because of this, mental health issues are as prevalent among CEOs and senior leaders as any other employee, potentially even more so.
Last year’s Bupa Global study of CEOs and senior decision-makers found:
The study suggests our bosses may be suffering in silence and are not getting the help or support they need.
This may be because their co-workers don’t know what to look for.
Here are the warning signs that someone may need support with their mental health:
More tired or ‘flat’ than usual and lacking energy
Attitude & expression
Does your business need procedures and policies to support the mental health of your employees?
Altitude Advisory can help. Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or (08) 8172 1444.
For mental health support, contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636.
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