Healing DMD Suffering
In 2018 I founded Rise Up 4 CIC, which is a not-for-profit social enterprise that offers breakthroughs in resilience, mindfulness, empowerment and independence for individuals and their families living with DMD. Through a unique online video series and workshops I provide a pathway for individuals to nurture the skills for life in the areas of: transforming mental health to not be defined by the past, develop skills for employability and to improve relationships to have greater fulfilment and enrichment for the future. In summary, Rise Up 4 is tailored to support all individuals in the DMD community to create a life worth living.
Caring4Carers is a joint collaboration between Keith Morss, Pradip Mistry and myself. We all share extensive experience of working with disabled people and their families. Focused in the area of Autism, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and other disabilities such as Sensory and Physical impairments, there are generic issues that impact both on the Quality of life of the carer and the person being cared for. The challenges are amplified by disability issues and the quality of the support and information available to the individual. Through a unique blend of coaching and workshops Caring4Carers provides support, guidance and teaching in the following areas: health and well-being; responsibilities and aspirations; connecting to services; managing relationships; changing role of parent carer; supporting independence for the disabled child or adult; opportunities for carers to share experiences and receive healing support.
Voluntary Talks to Colleges and Schools
and Raising Awareness Events for Charity
In 2015 I cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats, a distance of 1,600km. The event raised over £100,000 for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
On many occasions I have been involved in helping to raise awareness for additional funding and standards of care for people living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. An ongoing mission which has earned me an Honorary Life Membership to the charity Action Duchenne.
I am passionate about contribution to others and working in the community. Through my previous work as a volunteer with Colchester Round Table, I helped to organise events such as Colchester Carnival and Christmas Collections to raise money for local causes and families in need of support.
Schools and Colleges
As a young and immature 15 year old I benefited immensely from the chance to go into the workplace and learn from that opportunity. I was always incredibly grateful for that experience and since 2005 I have been very proud and delighted to work with some amazing young people teaching them transformational thinking, delivering inspirational talks, providing mock interviews and career talks. Here is a selection of the organisations I have worked with during that time: