Brandon

James Wong

Brandon, 19, Leamington Spa How did you know about abob? I was referred by my social worker to help me get off drugs. I met up with Jon Temple for a chat. I was in a place where I wanted to change but I didn’t know how to do it. So abob came along at the right moment. How was … Read More

Jordan

James Wong

Jordan, 23, tree surgeon trainee, Bristol How did you know about abob? I found out about them through JourneyMan – a rite of passage charity for boys – because I went to them when I was 15 and needed support. Being part of JourneyMan helped me make friends, keep them and trust men and abob carried that on. I used … Read More

Alex

James Wong

Alex, 21, Bristol How did you know about abob? I asked the charity 16/25 who could support me with my mental health. They suggested abob. So I met them and Hugh became my support worker. It was Covid time and there were no weekends running, so he was able to meet up with me as a pre-Quest mentor. I was … Read More

Corey

James Wong

Corey, 22, Bristol   How did you know about abob?  I was having a crisis, I was involved in drugs, had just had a break up, and I really didn’t know what I wanted in life. I wanted to do myself in. It was a couple of years ago. My Personal Assistant – social services give you a PA to … Read More

Spencer

James Wong

Spencer, 26, Brighton abob, chef   How did you know about abob? I found abob through a family friend of my mother’s. I’d been stuck in a pattern of drinking for 7 or so years due to trying to manage very high functioning anxiety and the general state of myself and my current life. I had no aspiring male role … Read More

Joe

James Wong

Joe, 21, scaffolder, Bristol.   How did you get to know about abob? I used to do workshops in schools with Marcus who is one of the older men in Bristol abob, and also a youth worker. I’m a drummer so we used to give these drumming workshops for school students. We got on really well and they were very … Read More

Jamie Bland

James Wong

Jamie Bland, 25, services skis and snowboards during winter, and soon to be starting as a strengths-based coach, Cornwall   How did you know about abandofbrothers? I was recommended to come to a group one evening by a friend. In fact he was my sister’s ex. I had no idea what I was coming to but knew it was what I … Read More

Shaun Shufflebottom

James Wong

Shaun Shufflebottom, 25, Leamington Spa abob   How did you find out about abob? I was given a flier by a mental health team member. I think they made the initial call for me. I just thought that abob were a mentoring service. Out of that, I met John Moore – who actually is my mentor at the moment, am … Read More

George

James Wong

George, 23, Falmouth, unemployed    How did you hear about abob?  Through Wild Parenting – this is a supportive group specifically for younger adults having children that may be vulnerable and in need. Someone there recommended abob to me because they realised that I needed a bit more support in my life.   So you haven’t been able to go … Read More

James Starnes

James Wong

James Starnes, 24, Hastings.   How did you know about abob?  I’d been in Lewes prison and probation told me about abob.  To be honest at first, I wasn’t ready for it but eventually I felt like giving a weekend a go. I met James Wong one day, and was off doing The Quest the next.   How was the … Read More