See Pete speaking about his experiences

At the age of 21 Pete was deployed to Afghanistan  for a 4 month period that would change his life forever. Exposed to the horrors of war he would begin a journey that led him to severe depression, PTSD, psychotic episodes and on the verge of ending his life. 

After 7 years, and with a lot of treatment and support, Pete found the key to breaking the cycle of his illness and came out the orher side a different person. In 2019 he published his tall-all book ‘From the bottom of the barrel‘ which became an overnight hit. 

Shortly after he began working with organisations and individuals all over the UK to change the way we think of mental health and make sure those who need support, have it. 

Whether it’s a corporate event, private meeting, or a public seminar; Pete has spoken in over 9 countries, sharing his powerful story to spread the message and break the stigma around mental health.

Whatever the subject matter Pete will always aim to deliver his core message:

1. No matter what you’re going through, you’re not alone
2. However dark it may seem, you will get through this.

"Pete's talk was informal and very engaging, it was an honest account of the effects conflict can have on mental health. Despite the subject matter being very serious, in places even shocking, Pete handles it with humour.  We often hear about PTSD affecting the forces, who risk their lives.  We don't however encounter stories about its potential to destroy lives of those in the military who support our frontline troops, years after the experience.  It caused me question my previous opinions and preconceptions and stayed with me for days after.  Pete has a larger than life presence, he talks about his experiences openly, without holding anything back and yet succeeds in doing this without a trace of self-pity and with a lightness of touch.  The talk left the audience with a sense of optimism and ways to solve problems which seemed unsolvable at the start.  Pete's presentation was enjoyed by the veterans and professionals supporting  our military personnel who attended the talk, however I feel that it would also benefit a much wider audience without military experience as issues of mental health affect all of us, most of the time."

Ella Warburton - Armed Forced Covenant Project worker