I currently work in Risk Management for Leonardo UK, prior to which I spent 24 years in the British Army. During this time, I was fortunate to serve all over the globe and see a variety of different sights. One of the downsides, however, was seeing several of my friends and colleagues coming home and/or leaving the Army with mental health issues, many of whom are still struggling years later.
I have a passion for helping forces and ex-forces personnel who are suffering from mental health. I’m also very keen on understanding environmental causal impacts that have a knock-on effect on mental health. I have a particular interest in understanding, helping and promoting men’s mental health and how we, as a nation, can ‘make it ok’ for men to have mental health issues and for those men not be fearful, or feel shame about suffering from mental health issues.