Grant Thornton was delighted to recently welcome Frank Bruno to talk to staff and guests at the Jersey Rugby Club about his mental health issues, his charitable work in this area and some of his sporting achievements.
Grant Thornton has a Health and Wellbeing programme for its staff and each month focuses on a different aspect. The talk was very relevant as December’s theme is stress, with January’s being mental health.
More than 75 people attended and Frank took questions from Grant Thornton’s Managing Director Adam Budworth and the attendees.
Adam said: “It was fascinating to hear about Frank’s experiences in relation to his sporting career and some of his personal challenges around his own mental health. He also spoke about his charity and its focus on exercise and healthy living in helping individuals deal with stress and stress related matters.
“He also highlighted, from his personal experience, that if these issues are not addressed early enough they can manifest into longer term mental health issues. We also had representatives of Mind Jersey in attendance and were delighted they were able to share some of the important activities and services they provide in dealing with mental health. The session was captivating for the staff and guests alike in addressing what is a serious matter.”
Frank Bruno is a former WBC heavyweight champion of the world, mental health ambassador and founder of the Frank Bruno Foundation.
Frank said: “Mental illness is a terrible thing to have to cope with but I have learnt that it’s a fight you can win, if you live your life the right way.”