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Jack Nolan

Jack Nolan

From being illiterate to becoming a successful author; publishing a book after a mental health crisis

Jack Nolan, 21, suffered a major mental health crisis - a psychosis episode - at the age of 19. Moving on through recovery after broken down relationships and no hope for the future, Jack decided to take positive action and change his life for the better by creating the YOU CAN BECOME brand to help raise awareness, empower and motivate people. Jack is currently a published author and works in the creative world.

He is dedicated to turning his experience into a positive, through being unable to read and write at school, being a victim of crime and being bullied. Jack has certainly changed his life for the better. He believes that you really can become anything you set your mind to!

After Jack's breakdown he has been diagnosed with Bipolar, but has refused to let it stop him from creating a positive impact in todays society. Jack created 'You Can Become' to help spread awareness of mental health, identifying the signs early, and empowering and motivating positive change in your students' lives.

Jack can deliver talks on the following areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Bullying
  • Dealing with learning difficulties
  • Finding yourself
  • Failing forward
  • Being unbalanced
  • Dealing with stress
  • Achieving personal success

Watch Jack's story here.

Testimonials from Teachers

"You provided a truly emotional account of your experience. We are really grateful for this and that you were able to share this with us"

– Lawson Pater, Chairman of the NHS Mental Health, Doncaster

"You were such an amazing inspiration! Your story really connected with our students"

– Head of Six Form, Adelle Green Wood, North Chadderton School

"We took away a lot of value from your talk and it has positively affected all of us"

– Shani Kilasi, NHS Board of Directors and Mental Health Intervention Team, Manchester​

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