Differentiation & USPs
Training, consultation and coaching
Proudly delivering Resilience Training to Natixis Investment Managers in partnership with 'Healthy Minds'
We will enable your organisation to create a supportive space where Leaders can go to talk, share, discuss and reflect on challenges in the workplace with the aim of becoming a better leader of themselves and others. There will be an experienced facilitator present who will help to guide discussions following a reflective practice framework...
CONSULTANT CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
Duncan spent the last decade serving in the British and Australian Army as a Military Clinical Psychologist and has specialised in psychological trauma. In 2012 he was the first clinical psychologist to be awarded a commission in the British Army and has been responsible for the development of innovative mental health care and human performance programs in both the British and Australian Army.
In 2016 Duncan was awarded the Defence Medical Services Innovation in Clinical Excellence Award for developing and delivering MRT across the UK military. He passed pre-parachute selection to serve as part of Airborne Forces and took part in SAS selection in the Australian Army. He has provided front line psychological support in warlike, peacekeeping humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations in West Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2020 he served as Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead for UK Special Forces. Duncan has developed considerable leadership experience as the clinical lead in large multidisciplinary teams within the military, NHS and private sector. He has completed Community Action Research to explore and address inequalities in men accessing mental health services.
RESILIENCE & WELLBEING CONSULTANT
Austin has spent the last 28 years serving in the British Army. During his career he has deployed to: Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Sierra Leone, Iraq and Afghanistan on several occasions. He has gained a vast amount of knowledge and experience from around the world in Leadership, Coaching and Resilience.
One of his main achievements during his military career was to develop and deliver a Mental Resilience Training program using psychological skills for the British Army's training establishments starting in 2013. In 2019 he was appointed the role of 'Senior Lead Mental Resilience Coach for the British Army' which is now part of the entire British Army’s Mental fitness program delivered to all soldiers. Austin has a unique experience where he was captured and held hostage by the ‘West Side Boys’ in Sierra Leone on 25th August 2000, which inspired him to help others become more resilient and cope in demanding situations.
In 2021 Austin was awarded an MBE for his continued dedication and commitment to teaching a generation of soldiers how to look after their mental health. Austin launched his own business, 'Advance Resilience for Life', drawing from his experiences where he delivers accredited Resilience and mental health training.