Hi I’m Mark, I’m 50 years old.
After more than 30 years in the construction industry, I now run a small commercial kitchen at a cafe. Having worked in male dominated environments for so long, it’s clear that men don’t talk about their issues. For me, a difficult childhood led to depression and anxiety as a young man which in turn led to a suicide attempt. Surviving this, I opted for professional help and today I go from strength to strength. I joined ‘Tough Enough’ a few years ago to help spread the word…don’t suffer in silence, don’t be afraid to ask for help. I now run weekly peer to peer support groups on behalf of TETC at various locations giving much needed support to the community.
I’m affectionately known by the team as ‘Sweet Marky Mark’.