Addiction is often ‘a silent issue’ within the business world. As People-people and business leaders, we need to break the taboo and ask those difficult questions so we can address organisational culture around addiction and recovery support for our coworkers, teams, employees or those we interact with at work day-to-day.
Founder of Recovery Confidence, Jason's own journey to recovery from alcohol addiction and as an employer of people in addiction recovery gives him insight into the issues we may face. Join Ally Jones, Jason Baker and Rob Robinson for November’s People + Culture Club session where we’ll explore:
Jason is a Sussex-based tech entrepreneur and addiction recovery advocate with years of hands-on experience in supporting individuals with the challenges that are faced within the workplace during and post-addiction after running a successful marketing business in Brighton with this social mission at its heart. He has now Founded Recovery Confidence with Dr Rob Robinson which aims to bring addiction recovery to the front of the Diversity and Inclusion agenda.
Recovery Confidence co-founder, Rob Robinson currently leads the Department for Welfare's national rollout of specialist employment support for people in addiction recovery. The initiative is the largest of its kind and is the government’s response to the Independent Review of Drugs carried out by Dame Carol Black. Rob has overall responsibility for the national adoption after working on consultation with JP Marks, Director General, Work and Health Services and David Rutley MP. With over twenty years of experience in senior management positions across a range of sectors, as well as running a successful coaching and mentoring service for the past 12 years.