Award-Winning Public Figure ● Metro UK News Contributor ● Podcaster #Togetherness ● 'Kidscape' & 'Ditch The Label' Charity Ambassador ● Part of ITV #BritainGetTalking ● Co-Founder, Deputy Chair & Designated Safeguarding officer for 'Stand Out Northants' Charity - Charity Number: 1187264 (https://www.standoutnorthamptonshire.com) ●
Joe specialises in anti-bullying, Children's Social Care, Mental Health, and safeguarding. Many people are forced into silence and feel like they are completely alone at their times of struggle.
Joe is a voice for people, A friend you can always talk to if you need some advice and someone who can point you in the right direction if you require any help and/or support.
Joe was bullied in school and mixed in with complex medical and mental health issues, this was very difficult to cope with.
Joe ended up in a psychiatric unit (In and out) for most of 3 years because of suicidal attempts and because of deterioration of his mental health.
Joe is fully aware of the devastating impact bullying can cause, and that recovery is a journey. From a young age, Joe was bullied, assaulted and isolated.
As a result of the bullying Joe was admitted to a psychiatric unit in the UK after attempting to take his own life. At the age of 12 Joe got into volunteering at a specialist youth cafe devoted to young people with additional needs and who were getting into trouble.
Joe continued to volunteer for National organisations such as the British Medical Association, The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services and The British Youth Council.
At the age of 13 Joe set up the 'Speak Up, Speak Out’ campaign with support from James Arthur, Sinitta Malone, the campaign went global.
Joe campaigned to change mental health services and implement better ways to help children and young people stand up and speak out against bullying.
Joe in partnership with the Home Office, developed a supportive disclosure toolkit to help those with Autism and other additional learning needs, better communicate what was going on if they were experiencing bullying.
- Voice for Young People
- Youth Voice Award
- Princess Diana Award
- Most Inspiring Young Person of the Year
- Champion For Young People
- Nominee and Finalist for 'The Sun' Newspaper - 'Caroline Flack' Mental Health Hero Award