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Based on his belief that every young person, whatever their experience or diagnosis can have a positive future, he set up One Step back in 2015.


His experience varies from managing peer-led mental health charities and supporting young people who have suffered domestic abuse, to running chalets and pulling pints!

What’s your guilty pleasure? 


I can't pin down one guilty pleasure I love chocolate ice cream in bed, eBay shopping for clothes and anything Harry Potter! 


Who’s your hero? 


I know it's corny but my Step father is my hero.


His strength, love and ability to overcome language barriers, cultural norms and be a source of strength for me has given me every inspiration for what is achievable in life. 

What would you say is your proudest moment?

I’m lucky that I have 3 beautiful children, sometimes I see them out in the garden or in the fields playing, supporting and showing each other love and knowing that in some small way I have supported them in their growth, makes me hugely proud. 


More personally I have, having done no exercise in lots of years, recently ran 8.5 miles off track and completed it without passing out. This was huge! 

You’re going to be stuck on a desert island for the rest of your days. What 3 things are you taking with you? 


Tunes and lots of them.... I can't be without music, different vibes to keep me going! 


Hair clippers that magically recharge so my thinning scalp doesn't make me look like a weird backwards monk. 


Air drops of food and water, I am not a practical man! 

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