Kerry Daynes (Patron)
Kerry is a Consultant & Chartered Forensic Psychologist and Chartered Scientist at Kerry Daynes Associates and The Trauma Clinic.
As a Forensic Psychologist my day to day work involves everything from shoplifters to serial killers, struggling parents to charming psychopaths! Having spent nearly a decade working in prisons and secure hospitals with some of Britain’s most dangerous and mentally disordered criminals, I now head a private practice of behavioural psychotherapists and contribute to major police investigations, criminal and family Court cases, and the treatment of trauma victims/ex-military. I am also the author of informative but entertaining psychology books and a passionate public speaker.
Clive Hathaway Travis (Patron)
I attended Bedford Modern School and graduated from University College London with an honours degree in physics in 1983. In 1989 I obtained a PhD from Surrey University sponsored by RAE Farnborough following which I worked on classified defence contracts at RARDE Fort Halstead, RSRE Malvern and RAE Farnborough as well as other locations.
In 1994 I fell ill with paranoid schizophrenia and spent 10 years being brutally oppressed as a user of NHS psychiatric services. During this time I was sectioned under the Mental Health Act on many occasions. On one occasion I wrote to the coroner to inform him of the dangers of unsuitable psychiatric medication. In 2004 I finally found a medication I was prepared to take (instead of escaping and going to ground) and this has enabled me to avoid hospital as an inpatient since and basically enjoy my life again.
Since 2005 I have worked as a freelance expert patient for a variety of bodies both at a local and national level in particular teaching social workers, nurses, mental health workers, carers and service users about recovery. For example I have worked in a number of universities, the Royal College of Psychiatrists and NICE.
I am particularly interested in reducing the stigma of mental illness and education about side effects of psychiatric medication and these goals are a major part of my work.
I am the author of Looking for Prince Charles’s Dog, the story of my battle both with my illness and the treatment of it, due for publication in the autumn 2013.
Big Phil Campion (Patron)
Phil Campion spent 15 years Armed Forces, he finished his time as a badged member of 22 SAS. Since leaving he has worked in some of the worlds most dangerous places including, Gaza, Afghanistan, West Africa, Sudan, Iraq and the GofA.
His experiences have taken him from running a small team of men to managing large projects. He has both provided, trained and consulted at all levels within the security industry.
Phil cataloged his exploits in the now Best Selling “Born Fearless” He is currently working on another two books for Quercus.
This aside Phil is still working on the “Circuit” and is also registered as a motivational speaker.
His aims are to “steady his own ship” and then help others, he has always wanted to get involved in helping children from a similar background to himself who may be having difficulty finding their way in life.
Monty Halls (Patron)
As well as presenting TV programmes, Monty Halls is a qualified marine biologist, who has led numerous diving expeditions and is a regular contributor to Diver Magazine.
Monty Halls presented Channel Five’s Great Ocean Adventures.
A taster clip of Monty Halls in action in Great Ocean Adventures can be seen from his official website.
In Channel 4′s Superhuman, Monty Halls finished first out of the male contestants
Monty is an ex-Marine Officer who trained with the Royal Marines after a short stint in the Navy, “where he even spent time training the guerrilla army in South Africa after Nelson Mandela was released”.
Katie is a model from Chichester, West Sussex.
Katie attended an open casting in July 2008 along with 1,500 girls and had a few pictures taken in her underwear. A week later the Daily Express newspaper ran a picture of her on page 3 asking readers to contact them if they knew who she was as she had been selected as the new face of Wonderbra. She contacted the newspaper and before she knew it she was splashed across a large billboard in London’s west end, on the packaging for their D to G cup range, and in mail order catalogues throughout the UK.
Katie then went onto join Premier Model Management but later quit after being told she needed to lose 2 stone and go from a UK size 12 to a UK size 8-10 despite being 5 ft 10 in tall.
Katie was then signed as the new face of rival brand Ultimo D-G Range.
In July 2009 Katie launched a campaign with Liberal Democrat MP Lembit Öpik. They have begun a petition to put an end to size zero models and underweight models taking to the catwalk or indeed working in the fashion industry at all. Once they reach 20,000 signatures they will present it to the Prime Minister and Parliament to try to have a policy put in place whereby all models are health checked regularly before undertaking any assignments. Considering that Katie is only just 23, it’s a big achievement.
Katie has appeared in publications such as Love It!, Zoo Magazine, Nuts Magazine, FHM, Loaded, News of The World, Daily Express, OK Magazine, Daily Mirror, Daily Star (recently making her Page 3 debut), Daily Star Sunday, The Sun, The Daily Record, The People, Private Eye, The Guardian, Closer, Reveal, Heat and has appeared on various television shows including Channel 5, BBC and Sky News. Katie was also Soccer Am’s Boxing Day Socerette – as an avid Celtic supporter.
She was voted within the top 12 most inspirational women of 2008 by Company magazine. She is currently said to be in talks to appear on reality television shows as well as auditioning for various TV presenting roles.
Spencer James (Trustee)
Spencer has been the lead singer with The Searchers since the mid 1980s, and during the rare periods of time off that their hectic schedule allows, he has made some albums which show his gift for writing and producing (as well as singing of course) his own material.