Steve has been facilitating Mental Health General Awareness, Workplace Well-being and Returning back to work courses since 2015. He is also an Associate Tutor with the National Centre for Suicide Prevention Education & Training, delivering SFA: Suicide First Aid, the UK’s National Qualification in Suicide Prevention.
An active mental health trainer that has delivered training for organisations such as Nationwide Building Society, McLaughlin & Harvey, General Dynamics Mission Systems, GWR, and Richmond Fellowship.
He is qualified in life coaching and counselling skills, MHFA youth and adult programmes, understanding Mental Health Level 4 and Suicide First Aid level 4.
Steve has worked in the NHS as IPS Service Manager integrated within AWP NHS Mental Health Teams, managing a team of employment specialists supporting people back into work after experiencing poor mental health or mental illnesses.
His dedication to helping others came after multiple childhood traumas and a turbulent adulthood wrecked by addictions and mental health problems, leading to numerous suicide attempts.
While in recovery, he has chosen to share his story of hope, healing and transformation through national television, radio, significant publications and co-authored a book on emerging proud after Suicide.
He has met and shared stages with many famous and well know celebrities, including Dame Kelly Holmes, Kristy Gallacher, Russell Brand, Paul Martin, Jonny Benjamin MBE and Stephanie Cole OBE. He has written many articles, blogs and his work has been recognised by Facebook who credited him with the title of 'Power Administrator' for his online mental health peer support group.
One of his most significant achievements was walking from one end of Britain to the other with just £100 sleeping rough in a tent for 90 days after being diagnosed with several mental health conditions, raising awareness for both mental health and homelessness. He wrote a report on his finding and delivered it by hand by personal invitation to David Cameron at number 10 Downing Street.