Suffolk Mind welcomes new patron Olly Magnus

by Suffolk Mind Team | 21 Dec 2022
Jon Neal and Ian White of Suffolk Mind welcome new patron Olly Magnus outside Magnus group office

An award-winning director of a haulage giant in Suffolk has been announced as patron for Suffolk Mind, the local independent mental health charity for the county.

Olly Magnus, Chief Executive Officer at Magnus Group, has taken on the role following his own struggles with mental health.

Olly hit the news in early 2021 with his viral ‘This Man’ post, highlighting the various pressures, struggles and worries he has experienced over the past 25 years.

He has since gone on to be named as one of Archant’s top 100 influential people in Suffolk, as well as winning Director of the Year at the Suffolk Business Awards.

Olly joins Lord Dennis Stevenson as one of Suffolk Mind’s two patrons.

On his new appointment, Olly said, “I’m delighted to be named as patron for Suffolk Mind and to help the charity’s mission in being open and transparent when it comes to mental health.

“Having faced my own mental health battles, I know first-hand how important Suffolk Mind’s services and training are to those in Suffolk and across the UK.

“I’m excited to help in the charity’s mission to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.”

Suffolk Mind works throughout Suffolk delivering services and mental health training to people across the mental health continuum.

Chief Executive of Suffolk Mind, Jon Neal, was named alongside Olly in Archant’s top 100 influential people in Suffolk.

Jon said: “Olly’s openness around his personal mental health challenges, as well as his charitable work and Suffolk business connections, meant we felt that he would be a great fit for Suffolk Mind.”

Suffolk Mind’s Chair of Trustees, Ian White of Beckett Investment Management Group, said: “We need mental health advocates like Olly to help support our vital work and we’re delighted to see him join us as a patron.”

by Suffolk Mind Team
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