About the speaker
Mark Oakley is 40 years of age and runs a successful home-based business in Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales. He is passionate about health and well being and is currently following two-year course in Naturopathy. He is also training to become a personal trainer. Mark is passionate about helping people with Mental Health problems and has recently written a book, ‘Thrive With Bi-Polar’ which describes his incredible journey. He runs a weekly Vlog which gives people advice on dealing with mental illness. Mark will be talking about how he was able to lift himself from the depths of despair, taking over 15 tablets a day for his Bi-Polar disorder, drinking and taking drugs and suffering from social anxiety, to where is today. A successful business owner, 6 stone lighter, a student of health and nutrition, an author, and passionate about helping people with mental health problems.