Stranger on the Bridge, Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn

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The Stranger on the Bridge

Just before his 21st birthday, Jonny Benjamin MBE decided to run away from the mental hospital he was staying in. While he was sitting on the edge of London’s Waterloo Bridge, contemplating taking his own life, a man came up and talked him out of it. Six years later, a recovered Jonny launched what would become a massive social media campaign to find the man who helped him, Neil Laybourn. The two of them now work as mental health campaigners, with Jonny recently receiving an MBE. Here they tell their incredible story.

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