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Mental Health and Wellbeing in Leaders

Last Updated on 04 October, 2023

The role of leadership and management is hard to play, and managing a team is not as easy as it seems. It comes with an equal set of challenges. Now, amid all obstacles, no one talks about the challenge of maintaining stable mental health, and workplace stress is the leading contributor to that.

Also, along with taking care of one's mental status, employers need to look after their employees' mental wellbeing. And in the current world, there has been a welcome focus on mental health.

In this podcast, Swagata Bapat talks about how mental health deserves the top priority and how to cope with the challenges that come our way effectively.

About the Speaker

Swagata is an executive coach and facilitator with over 30 years of experience in the mental health and wellbeing space.

She has worked with leading mental health and wellbeing organizations in Australia, including headspace national youth mental health foundation and orygen, the national center for excellence in youth mental health; peak bodies such as Mental Health Australia, and has provided consultation to State and Federal Governments across her career.

Swagata is an accredited coach with the Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL) and an accredited practitioner in the Human Synergistics Lifestyles Inventory tool (LSI).

Her work is focused on 𝙪𝙣𝙡𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙤𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙖𝙡 in individual leaders, and leadership teams and her customized programs offer
• 1:1 executive leadership coaching
• Group leadership programs and Team Building
• Leadership Style Inventory (LSI) debriefs and coaching

Connect with her on Linkedin.

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Show Notes

(01:21) Tell us about your journey in the area of mental health.

(02:38) How much importance do people in general give to mental health!?

(04:10) With the pandemic in scene, do you think mental well-being has gained prominence due to that!?

(06:16) What are the challenges leaders face while ensuring mental well-being for them and of their employees!?

(11:54) Do you think corporates in today's world know the significance of mental wellness!?

(13:48) What are the initiatives leaders can take to support their workforce struggling with mental health!?

(17:51) Do you think mindfulness and emotional intelligence has a lot to do with mental health?

(22:49) Would you like to share some suggestions with our listeners?

This podcast is hosted by Dipshi Bhattacharjee. Besides working as a podcast host and a content marketer at Vantage Circle, she is an animal lover with a huge fascination for Cinema, Television & Foreign languages. For any related queries, contact

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