Chris Manley is a Nuffield scholar studying leadership around the world. He has worked for Muller UK and Ireland Group, Tesco, Sainsburys and Mole Valley. Last year he started the #walkwithme campaign to raise further awareness of the links between physical and mental health and breaking the stigma surrounding mental health.
For more about the #walkwithme campaign you can read this in Somerset County Gazette
Follow it on twitter @walk_withme
To get involved simply use the hashtag #walkwithme on any social media platform.
01:03 Ben introduces the episode
02:30 Chris introduces his background
03:34 Where did #walkwithme come from? How did it start?
05:10 Chris’s free verse about walkwithme
06:52 Ben talks of his previous struggles with mental health
07:56 Other people have been getting involved with the campaign
10:05 Chris talks about Somerset
14:26 Interlude about the Quantocks (voiceover)
15:08 Chris talks about Nuffield and his scholarship about leadership
18:16 soft skills
19:56 ”We’re not talking about agriculture in a positive light”
20:48 Interlude about the power of positivity (voiceover)
21:51 Is there still a stigma surrounding mental health?
25:00 When something unexpected happens it can derail what you are doing.
32:05 Interlude on knowing and understanding ourselves (voiceover)
32:26 How does Chris know when to get outside?
36:26 How this relates to farmers. When farmers need to be there they will be there.
36:56 Interlude on change (voiceover)
37:30 How change impacts on mindset
39:05 The biggest challenges faced by agriculture
41:00 Ben learning from mistakes!
44:19 Interlude on momentum (voiceover)
45:02 Starting is the hardest thing.
46:40 What legacy would Chris like #walkwithme to have?
47:52 Ben rounds up and finishes