Good mental health is good for business – how the Armed Forces experience can help (Delivered by Shropshire Chamber)

05 Nov
  5th November 2020
  2:00pm to 3:30pm
  Virtual World

An Armed Forces Covenant (AFC) sponsored mental wellbeing webinar co-hosted by Brig Simon Bell, representing the CE WM RFCA and Mr Richard Sheehan, CEO of Shropshire Chamber of Commerce.

This event for Shropshire businesses will be run as a themed webinar that focusses on mental health aimed with a view to introducing you to the AFC, and why engagement with Defence can be good for business.

Covid-19 has found ourselves in unprecedented and never before experienced circumstances that have completely altered how we professionally and socially interact. For many of us, this in turn has led to considerable uncertainty, anxiety and fear of what the future holds.  What impact can we anticipate will emerge and how can we combat its effects? This Webinar will offer a short overview of how those with military experience could help in that fight and offer an insight into the current military approach to mental health, which will help to develop personal leadership in challenging times.

#AFCGood4Biz  – Why the AFC is Good for Business:


  • Pete White – Pete White Consulting, veteran (RAF), mental health trainer, speaker, consultant and author who works closely with the NHS Veteran’s Mental Health Complex Treatment Service.
  • Anne Segalini – Occupational Therapist lead for Defence Medical Re-hab Centre, will discuss the DMRC experience around mental health and its approach to rehabilitation.
  • WO1 Andy Johnstone 159 Regt RLC – formerly the Regimental Sergeant Major and Assurance Officer for the Army’s Personnel Recovery Capability, will provide an overview of a holistic tool used by the Army in order to assist individuals with Transition, Individual Life Planning and Personnel Development.
  • Andy Sloan from Walking with the Wounded, will talk a little about their work with veterans to raise awareness of some of the challenges they and those they seek to support face.