For Business, the potential mental health crisis stemming from Covid-19 is serious, and will be with us for some time to come.

What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of South African business, their leaders, managers and employees, and why does this present such a significant challenge for business in the current environment?   

Mental health impacts can be cumulative; business owners, managers, employees, workers and their families are absorbing a disproportionate amount of stress and anxiety from a combination of financial and business sustainability and job security concerns, isolation from family, friends and colleagues, together with the toll of the actual or perceived risk of infection.  

SADAG recently conducted a survey amongst South Africans, which found that during lockdown, 55% have feelings of anxiety and panic, and 46% are under financial stress and pressure.  

Business for South Africa’s (B4SA), in partnership with SADAG and the Psychological Society of South Africa invite you to a webinar media briefing to provide insight into the impact of the pandemic on the mental health of business owners, leaders, managers and employees, and to provide information and access to resources for business to help manage this impact.


  • Judi Nwokedi, Business for South Africa (introduction and moderator)
  • Professor Garth Stevens, President of the Psychological Society of South Africa
  • Cassey Chambers, Operations Director at SADAG
  • Dr Colinda Linde, Clinical Psychologist, and SADAG Board member

There will be a short Q&A session following the briefing.

Date:                     Thursday, 7 May 2020

Time:                     09h30 to 11h00 (please log in a few minutes before the start of the event)

Dial in:                  Zoom: (no password required)

R.S.V.P.:               Dani Cohen, / 082 897 0443

                              Sandra Sowray, / 079 167 6863

Journalists attending will be provided with the following:

  • Guidelines on managing business mental health
  • Resources on where companies, CEO’s and employees can seek help

Let’s approach this topic with compassion, honesty, and openness. We will emerge from this as better leaders, better people, and better companies

We sincerely hope you are able to join us for this important briefing.

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