Depression The Silent Epidemic For Executives
Challenge Trust chief executive Clive Plucknett tackles the silent epidemic that is depression head-on today in the National Business Review, 05 March.
In his interview with Niko Kloeten, Plucknett says depression is the next global crisis, it happens to more people than we realise, the problem is, NZ executives are too afraid to open up and confide in one another.
Depression the silent epidemic for executives uncovers another side of the corporate world and identifies several issues;
- Boards are not dealing with the issue effectively;
- Outlines NZ within the global context;
- Depression does not necessarily happen gradually, and it may strike anyone, at any time;
- Challenge Trust offers help at hand with the Wellness & Recovery model based on International Benchmarking, a model that may be applied to a whole organisation or individual;
- Challenge Trust runs sessions on emotional resilience;
- Sufferers should not go-it-alone, support in recovery is key;
Clive also appeared on TVNZ’s NZI Business, 16 March, to discuss the ‘corporate’ attitude of depression among New Zealand offices. In this segment he reiterated the culture of ‘macho’ bullet proof executives and stressed the importance of support structures for leading business likening the countries’ support of the All Blacks.
Plucknett understands pressure and hard-work as the head of Challenge Trust, an organisation dedicated to recovery services for people from all walks of life.