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Law Firm Holds Mental Health Event With Rock2Recovery

Jamie Sanderson, Former Royal Marine Commando Sniper, And Jason Fox, Former Royal Marine Special Forces

21.12.2018

James Clarke, Press Officer | +44 (0)161 838 3169

The founders and directors of a veterans community interest company that focuses on coaching people with stress have held a talk with staff at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office to discuss the importance of opening up about mental health.

Rock2Recovery seeks out distressed veterans proactively, and affected family members, within our community through many lines of communication including social media and word of mouth.

It was founded by Jamie Sanderson and Jason Fox, following long careers as senior ranking Royal Marines Commando NCO’s and Instructors, which resulted in medical discharges after diagnoses of stress illness.

Joined by a team of fantastic Specialist Change Management Coaches from across the UK allowing for operational clinics in Exmouth, London, Jersey, Edinburgh Napier University, with more coming, the team aims strive to create positive change when it is needed most.

At the event, held at Irwin Mitchell’s office at Manchester office at One St. Peter’s Square, the duo discussed with staff the importance of being open about mental health. Being open with colleagues, and yourself, about stress and how it affects you.

Geraldine McCool, a partner and military specialist at Irwin Mitchell’s Manchester office, said: 

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“It was an honour to have Jamie and Jason come in and I want to thank them for discussing their own experiences with the staff. It was an eye-opening discussion and one that I think will stick with all those who attended the event.

“At Irwin Mitchell, the health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. It is crucial both to the firm’s continued success and to the betterment of each member of the firm, both personally and professionally.

“The Rock2Recovery event is part of our continued work on normalising mental health, and providing a work environment in which our colleagues feel comfortable and safe opening up about their mental health.”
Geraldine McCool, Partner

Jamie Fox said: “Both Jason and I are thankful to Irwin Mitchell for inviting us in to speak with their staff about stress and mental health.

“Both of us have experienced mental health struggles and we believe we can offer a real insight into the subject so we were delighted to come in and share that with Irwin Mitchell.

“At Rock2Recovery our approach is to inspire, coach and motivate towards a more positive future. We believe to do this, you have to be open about the subject and hopefully those who attended the talk will have left feeling a little bit more motivated and inspired.”

Rock2Recovery provides one to one coaching that is specific to the requirements of the individual. You can find out more by visiting www.rock2recovery.co.uk.

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