Participant Profile

John the Builder

I live on the Other Island, on the Isle of Man.

I’m a middle-aged man who’s worked with my hands all my life – a family man. I’ve struggled with addiction, mental health problems and (in later years) physical health issues from the stresses of my work. The pains from these health issues can affect my whole day – and can be a big trigger for depression.

I’m now clean and sober for a number of years, with help from organisations such as Motiv8 and DAT, and the love and support of my family.

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