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International Men’s Day: Visiting Speakers Share Their Stories

Iain Mahony and Henry Maybury shared their hard-hitting but inspirational personal stories.

To mark International Men’s Day, the PSD department invited two male visiting speakers to share their personal stories with pupils. Iain Mahony and Henry Maybury talked about their experiences with addiction, illness and mental health.

Despite being a privately educated high achiever, Iain Mahony found himself in rehab at 32 years old. He delivered an engaging and honest talk on the perils of addiction, the causes that can lead to it, and the challenges of recovery.

Singer-songwriter Henry Maybury was a talented rugby player and athlete in his teens before being struck down at the age of 14 with a debilitating illness which resulted in years of treatment. As he realised that a sports career was a fading dream, he turned to music. Tragedy hit Henry and his family when his brother Tom died after a battle with alcohol addiction. Henry now travels to schools all over the UK where he shares his powerful and moving story, making young people aware of the potential dangers of alcohol. 

We thank both Iain and Henry for taking the time to come to the College, share their stories and inform and inspire our pupils as they did.