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Our new research has revealed that more than three quarters of men who live alone feel isolated while they’re working from home and two fifths of 18-30 year olds feel their mental health has deteriorated.

This latest research from The Institute of Leadership & Management ‘Homeworking trials and triumphs during Covid-19: mental health and wellbeing’, explores the impact of working from home on mental health, revealing that a significant number of men who live alone (79 per cent) are struggling with feelings of isolation during lockdown. Yet this sense of isolation has taken its toll on both men and women who live alone, with 40 per cent of men and 25 per cent of women feeling their mental health has declined as a result of working from home.

The survey has found:

  • 79 per cent of men who live alone feel isolated and 39 per cent believe their mental health has declined, due to working at home
  • 40 per cent of 18-30 year olds feel their mental health has deteriorated
  • 39 per cent of men living with a partner and children feel isolated, as do 31 per cent of women living with a partner and children
  • 42 per cent of workers have struggled with isolation since working from home
  • Nearly three quarters (71 per cent) of all workers miss their colleagues
  • Only 76 percent of women who live alone take suitable breaks, compared to 90 per cent of men who live alone


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The Institute of Leadership & Management is a world-renowned specialist membership body that raises professional standards of more than 30,000 leaders, managers, coaches and mentors. We are a registered charity and governed by a board of trustees. 


Our Spokespeople

Kate Cooper – Head of Research, Policy and Standards


Kate Cooper is head of research, policy and standards at The Institute of Leadership & Management where she shapes an innovative research programme to inform, inspire and impact the practice of great leadership wherever it happens.
Kate joined the Institute after a career as a senior academic in a university business school where her focus was strategy, leadership and professional development.
She is a conference keynote speaker and provides expert commentary on a range of topics arising from the Institute’s research agenda. She is regularly quoted in regional, national and international media, has appeared on both BBC television and radio and has a regular column in Dialogue Review, the business magazine for leaders.

Expertise: Kate provides expert commentary, analysis and information on any aspect of workplace leadership and management issues, coaching or enterprise. This includes:

  • Flexible working (including shared parental leave, remote working and flexible hours)
  • Workers’ mental health, neurodiversity and mindfulness
  • Workplace behaviour (for example, office ‘banter’)
  • Gender pay gap
  • Social responsibility
  • Mentoring
  • Employing veterans in civilian jobs
  • Talent development and training
  • Coaching
  • Building workplace trust
  • Gender equality
  • Bullying and harassment
  • Diversity
  • Succession planning
  • Age diverse workplace (from older workers to millennials)


Phil James - CEO


Phil is Chief Executive of The Institute of Leadership & Management.

Phil leads the organisation in its aim to connect like-minded people with the shared purpose of inspiring great leadership everywhere. Previously, Phil was CEO at various professional and awarding bodies in sectors as diverse as construction and social work.

Phil embodies the values of The Institute of Leadership & Management - vision, collaboration, achievement, ownership and authenticity – and encourages these in others.

Expertise: Phil can comment on anything relating to The Institute of Leadership & Management.



Contact details

PR contacts:
Contact Pippa or Luke on +44 (0) 1242 577277 
  • Pippa Hanson - phanson@camargue.uk
  • Luke Aldridge - laldridge@camargue.uk
  • Carolyn Howgego - carolyn.howgego@institutelm.com
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Our Mission

To inspire great leadership. Everywhere.

Our Members

Leadership is a journey, not a destination. We recognise that leadership takes place at all levels in an organisation. This is why we work with all leaders wherever they are on their leadership journey, from early engagers to members of senior leadership teams.

We’re passionate about inspiring great leadership across all sectors. From healthcare to finance and not-for profit organisations to schools, we work with members across our five dimensions and 49 components to help them become better leaders.

We also support employers and military veterans to give them the help they need to create a smooth and positive move from the Armed Forces into a civilian career.

Our Facts

  • Established in 1947
  • We help individuals and organisations with their leadership development
  • Over 30,000 members
  • We host regualr events, webinars, seminars, conferences and focus groups
  • Produce approximately four research reports annually
  • More than 10% of Institute members are serving or have served in the Armed Forces
  • Our five Dimensions of Leadership help leaders to achieve successful outcomes in any private, public or voluntary sector. These are: authenticity, vision, achievement, ownership and collaboration.