Jeremy Duncombe

Crystal unveils third health and wellbeing interview with Jeremy Duncombe

Jeremy Duncombe, director of mortgage distribution at Yorkshire Building Society and managing director at Accord (pictured above), fronts Crystal Specialist Finance’s (CSF) third health and wellbeing interview.

The video went live on YouTube at 10:30am today (16th April), and can be watched here.

During the interview with Jason Berry, group sales and marketing director at CSF, Jeremy discussed the professional and personal challenges that have affected his wellbeing and shaped his life to date.

He also talked about leadership styles, personal sacrifices made throughout his career, as well as the crucial part mentors frequently play for guidance.

He also shared the rollercoaster ride of emotions encountered when his daughter Emily was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma when she was just 15, and how in recovery she continues to inspire him with her positive mindset.

Ultimately, he emphasised the importance of listening and encouraged conversations to improve mental health, even if it is with only a small circle of trusted family and friends.

“I’ve been in the industry for a long time, and made some great friends, so it’s good to be part of an initiative like this which encourages people to talk and share their stories,” said Jeremy.

Jeremy is one of 12 leading financial service professionals who have agreed to step forward during 2021 to tell their stories, and additionally make themselves available to support individuals who may need someone to talk to about their own difficulties. 

Contact details are included at the end of each video.

The interview is part of CSF’s ongoing health and wellbeing campaign, which aims to help individuals in the sector identify and take the necessary steps to overcome isolation, stress, grief, financial worries and fears about the future.

Jason said: “People can often look at high profile leaders and assume they are impervious to life’s problems but everyone, no matter what their position, has experienced personal and professional highs and lows and has needed help to move on from those tough periods.

“By sharing these stories, we are genuinely hopeful we will help others to recognise their own mental health requirements and know that, should they need help, they are not alone. 

“To have Jeremy, Andrew Montlake and Scott Howitt share their personal stories and contact details shows just how seriously we are all addressing the issue.”

On 28th April, CSF and B&C will host a live health and wellbeing virtual roundtable — you can attend the event by registering here

Mind, the mental health charity which provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, has a confidential information and support line, Mind Infoline, available on 0300 123 3393 (lines open 9am - 6pm, Monday – Friday).

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