Hi, my name is Mark and I am the Walk Leader for Minehead MWAT.
I’m currently 59 and have had a varied career involving high stress sales and also 23 years as a uniformed Police Constable (medically retired). Over this time, I developed significant anxiety and at times, severe depression. During this time I unfortunately had four male Police Officers take their own ives in just over a year, including my own Sergeant and and a good friend. The biggest lesson I’ve learnt is that men don’t talk about themselves.
I’ve survived and am now in a much better place, but want to assist others in recovering, too. When I saw the Men Walking and Talking Facebook page, I immediately felt this was something I could do. I love walking and it would be fair to say, I’m a bit of a chatter. I look forward to helping others.