After many years of struggling to come to terms with the death of his elder brothers when he was just 15 years old, overcoming drug addiction, living on the streets and multiple suicide attempts, Steve ammerged a man on mission to ensure others would never have to suffer in silence they way he did.
Steve founded Mindcanyon in 2015, just after experiencing a nervous breakdown whilst at work.
Sadly there were no mental health first-aiders, EAP (Employer Assistance Programme) or occupational health to reach out to in 2014, and talking about mental health wasn't as acceptable as it is today.
After being signed off with work-related stress, Steve started his journey in to understanding why his mental health had deteriorated so rapidly.
After attempting to take his life by suicide on multiple occasions due to a number of factors including losing his job he reached about for help from his G.P. He then walked from one end of Britain to the other with just £100, sleeping rough in a tent for 90 days after being diagnosed with several mental health issues, raising awareness for both mental health and homelessness, all whilst in recovery.
He then wrote a report on his finding and hand delivered it by personal invitation to David Cameron at number 10 Downing Street 6 months later.
Steve used his lived experience to gain work within the NHS as an IPS Service Manager integrated within AWP NHS Mental Health Teams, managing a team of employment specialists, supporting people back into work after experiencing poor mental health or mental illnesses and helps organisations globally introduce mental health initiatives into the organisations.
His inspirational story has reached thousands of people, offering hope, showing recovery and life transformation are both possible.