"I am delighted to be both President and Global Strategy Director of The Shaw Mind Foundation, a dynamic, proactive mental health charity like no other. The Shaw Mind Foundation is passionate about tackling the stigma attached to mental health issues, with an overarching goal of providing support to sufferers, their loved ones, and indeed anyone who may have lost hope.

The Shaw Mind Foundation and its partners are making a commitment to significantly reduce the shocking suicide rates in the UK and USA and in time elsewhere. They have already experienced some success in working towards achieving this objective. Their recent 2017 petition, which called on the British government to make mental health education compulsory in schools, was met with overwhelming public and professional support and featured extensively in the press and debated in parliament on November the 6th. It was the first time in British history that a mental health charity has achieved over 100,000 signatures on a government petition.

Their chairman Adam Shaw, his Board of Trustees and all the amazing volunteers who support The Shaw Mind Foundation receive no remuneration or government funding; all proceeds and donations go towards their numerous projects for the mental health community.

In 2016, The Shaw Mind Foundation set up Trigger Books, a global trade publishing house devoted to opening conversations about mental health. Trigger tells the stories of people who have suffered from mental illnesses and recovered, so that others may learn from them.

Please take a look at both the Shaw Mind and Trigger Publishing websites and if you would like to be involved or simply wish to talk, please do not hesitate to contact me."