Michael Keeling - Project Coordinator
Michael started with First Person Project as a volunteer, however after proving invaluable he accepted a full-time role. Michael has lived experience of mental-ill health having endured psychosis and depression whilst working abroad in Australia.
Michael is currently studying Psychology, Health and Wellbeing at Hope University, his research interests include the effects of cold-water therapy and meditative breath-work exercise upon perceived stress and mental health.
Michael holds qualifications in mental health, safeguarding, coaching, mentorship and reiki.
To complement his education Michael has over 11 years' experience working with adults with mental health problems, physical disabilities, learning difficulties and other complex needs.
Michael has also held leadership roles whilst working with young people in care, those with diverse needs and mental health problems. Michael particularly enjoyed seeing the young people being able to develop trusting relationships with others.
Michael enjoys being a part of the FPP team for two main reasons, firstly to be a part of a pioneering, blaze-trailing service, but more importantly to help people to better understand and improve their own mental health. Michael has a desire to support the creation of a healthier, stronger society. He aims to do this by sharing his mental health knowledge and by helping people to discover the tools they need to help themselves and others.