Talking about difficult circumstances in life isn’t easy, but the session that Mark and his team delivered to a large group of student nurses was inspiring and motivating. The session provided a great deal of information that I’m sure will and should encourage all of us to seek further knowledge and understanding. It’s fundamental that the issues people face are recognised and understood. The fact that there is hope, through appropriate help and understanding is increasingly important in today’s environment. The session left me feeling that there is so much that society as a whole needs to learn about the issues that many face on a daily basis. It covered a wide variety of topics and included the stigma that those suffering have to deal with in addition to everything else they go through. I learnt a huge amount from the session despite having family and friends who’ve needed help with mental health issues. Mark’s knowledge and compassion is clear – he is a man who deeply cares about people. He is someone who wants to make a difference in the lives of those who need it most and that is inspirational.