walking with... Chris Young

Join Sammy Rubin, founder and CEO of yulife, on a walk and deep heart-to-heart on the South Bank with mental health activist and author, Chris Young.

After 17 years as a social worker, Chris found himself tackling some mental health issues of his own. Firstly diagnosed with depression and anxiety, and later with Borderline Personality Disorder and dissociation, Chris had to leave his job and decided to go on a walk along the coast of the UK to raise mental health awareness.

Chris and Sammy discuss the importance of being open about mental health, changing people’s perception from combating mental health to dealing with it, and how people can surprise you with their goodness and generosity. They also chat about walking as an aid to mental health awareness, and how managers can help their employees with their mental health.

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Chris’s Book

Walk A Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon

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Sammy Rubin is the founder and CEO of yulife, a start-up that provides life insurance, wellbeing and rewards in one simple app to help you live your best life. He originally built Policy Portfolio plc, the first market maker in traded endowments in the UK, and led the flotation of the company on the full London Stock Exchange. He then went on to become the founding CEO of Pruprotect (now known as VitalityLife) which was the first life insurance company in the UK to reward healthy living. Sammy holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College London. He is married with three children and is a wannabe yogi.

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yulife is the life insurance company that inspires life. It encourages financial, mental and physical wellbeing by rewarding people for everyday healthy behaviour.

yulife brings together experience and expertise from the worlds of insurance, app development, gaming and psychology to create long-lasting behavioural change. This helps companies create teams that are happier, healthier and more productive.

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