Creating a framework for mindful investment.
The Don’t Lose It initiative encourages everyone in the investment community to have transparent, solutions-focused discussions about mental health and wellbeing across the diverse SME community.
The initiative naturally evolved from the wellbeing and mental health research we produced as part of the campaign to coincide with World Mental Health Day on December 10, 2018.
Our research reveals that a quarter (25%) of participating founders have suffered with mental health issues. Nearly two-thirds (65%) say that – during their darkest times – knowing that others were experiencing similar challenges and were able to talk openly about their issues would have been very helpful.
Many founders also reported that poor relationships with their investors harmed their mental health issues – 25% of founders say they would like to see more support from the investment community going forward.
These insights point to a need to educate and support founders’ mental health and wellbeing. In the coming months, the Don’t Lose It initiative will bring together both investors and entrepreneurs to promote honest discussions and define best practices within the business community.
In the coming weeks we will be publishing the 100 Stories of Growth book, our proprietary research findings and sharing some short films that tell 100 Stories founders’ stories.
To introduce the series, we have produced this short film to build awareness and start conversations about the Don’t Lose It Initiative.