Waller Trainer for Schools and Young People (Charlie Waller Memorial Trust), Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor (MHFA England)
The Moores were a privileged, fortunate, happy family. Then, in September 2011, the third of their four sons took his own life at the age of 21, after a break-up that led to depression. Dick Moore, who is a veteran headmaster with 30 years of teaching under his belt, valiantly managed to turn his grief around. He now lectures at schools and universities, raising awareness on adolescent mental health. ‘There is so much more that can be done.’ Watch his remarkable story of strength and love.
Homeless Busker When 18 year old Joel got kicked out of his home for stealing from his mum, he had nothing, apart from ‘several mental issues I told no one about.’ For many years he lived on the streets of London busking, abusing alcohol and drugs. Through a rehabilitation program, he got back on track, […]
Mental Health First Aid Instructor ‘Are you suicidal?’ is a fine question to ask, says Hazel Sawyers. Because ‘most of us back away and don’t know what to do.’ Energizing, humorous, and an incredible listener, Sawyers has been teaching Mental Health First Aid for over twenty years. ‘Wouldn’t it make sense if just as when […]
Mother of Child with Eating Disorder and Depression Depression and anxiety among children and teenagers has soared. Yet a staggering 70 percent don’t receive help when they need it most. When Dani Maimone’s teenage daughter developed an eating disorder and became so depressed that all she wanted to do was die, Maimone faced years of fighting […]