*survey closed – report coming later in 2021! Thanks to all who participated!*

Álvares Machado Talis Capital and InsideOut are on a mission to bring founder mental health to the top of the agenda: not just in the pandemic era, but for good.

You don’t need us to tell you that life as a founder can be tough at the best of times – let alone during a global pandemic. While there’s been a lot of discussion in the industry around the economic impact of the pandemic and how startups have been affected, there’s been little discussion around the impact that it’s had on the individuals leading these organisations.

We’re all too aware of the stigmas associated with mental health challenges when you’re the leader of a business, and we believe this needs to change.

To understand the mental health challenges that founders face, we’ve put together a survey which looks at the impact of your role on your mental health, as well as how investors and peers may be able to do more to support founders. Off the back of this survey, we’ll be producing a report detailing our findings. Ultimately, we want to tell your stories.

And don’t worry – even if you don’t feel that you’ve been affected by mental health challenges, we would still love to hear from you.

The report will be published in Summer 2021. Five winners, selected at random, will receive a years’ free access to InsideOut’s self-guided mental fitness programme, and one lucky winner will win six free coaching or therapy sessions with InsideOut’s Chief Therapist.

The survey is anonymous, and should take less than 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your support – together we can bring founder mental health to the top of the agenda: not just in the pandemic era, but for good.

If you want to join us on our mission and spread the word, there’s a document with suggested wording for social posting and emailing here!