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


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


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


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

David E


David E, 21, handyman, Oxford How did you hear about ABoB? I heard about it from Probation. ABoB men had come to see if anyone was interested in doing their weekend, and my probation officer said it would be a good thing to do. I didn’t know anything about it but I heard you got food for the whole time … Read More

Ash R


Ash, 22, youth centre worker/guitar tech, Eastbourne Circle. How did you find out about ABoB? I used to live at the Foyer, a hostel in Eastbourne. James Wong from ABoB visited last year but it wasn’t the right time for me initially. I’d just had a break up and I felt that I wasn’t in a good enough emotional state. … Read More

Kelain J



Kelain James, 21, musician, Eastbourne How did you know about abob? I was staying at the Foyer, which is supported accommodation and one of the abob men called round to talk to residents. He talked about the Quest which seemed mysterious and that made me want to do it. What stage of your life were you at before you did the … Read More