Ian Jones suffers from depression and anxiety, together with elements of PTSD. He is an experienced General Counsel, author and legal commentator and has held senior positions at multiple important organisations. In this candid interview, Ian shares his advice for the legal community on how to look after yourself, starting with recognising your own needs, and then, how to look after others in your team and beyond. He also shares his insight on what managers and organisations can be doing to support those working through mental illness.
“If that person had a career break because they had suffered from cancer or had a road accident, you would not think twice. Do the same with someone who has had a similar break because of their mental health.”