Richard Martin co-chairs the central steering committee for the This is Me campaign and has been involved since the Lord Mayor’s Appeal first launched the programme outside of Barclays. A former senior lawyer in the city of London, Richard experienced his own serious mental illness in 2011 and since then has focussed his working life on mental health in the workplace. He leads the mental health work at leading workplace consultancy Byrne Dean and is the Executive Officer of the Mindful Business Charter. He is a qualified coach and Mental Health First Aid instructor and in 2018 published a memoir of his experience of mental illness and recovery – This Too Will Pass, Anxiety in a Professional World – a book inspired in part by his work with This is Me.