About

A veteran of the British Army, I have experienced my own and others mental health issues.

As well as this website I also volunteer for a mental health charity, Express Group (Fife), in Fife, Scotland. I started volunteering for Express Group in August 2019.

I have completed a number of mental health-related courses, including:

  • Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (Adult), July 2019.
  • Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid (Young People), July 2019.
  • Mental Health Awareness for Sport and Physical Activity, August 2019.
  • CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems, August 2019 (awaiting certificate).
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health, 05 November 2019 (awaiting certificate).
  • Exercise and Mental Health (Free 2-hour OpenLearn course), 28 November 2019.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Mental Health Support Worker, 29 November 2019.
  • Trauma Informed Practice (Level 1), 15 January 2020.


Courses to complete in the future include:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice or Guidance (currently studying on this course).
  • Trauma Skill Practice (Level Two).
  • Introduction to Alcohol Brief Intervention Course (February 2020).
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST).
  • Managing Self-Harm (Adults).
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate.
  • PDA Mental Health Peer Support.