IT was fantastic to welcome Iain Mahony back to King’s on October 13th to speak to our Year 11 and Year 13 students.

Iain went to Uppingham School, where he was a Prefect and House Captain. He graduated with honours from the University of Manchester and had a lucrative job as a personal trainer in Mayfair.

His confident demeanour hid his demons well – low self-worth, anxiety and a desperate desire to please others. To ease the pain, for over a decade Iain was habitually using drugs and alcohol.

Behind the scenes, Iain was in crisis and his drug and alcohol use were out of control. At 32, he was admitted to a residential rehabilitation centre.

Having got the professional help he needed, Iain has now been happily sober for seven years.

To say his talk to students and staff as part of our Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education programme was poignant and moving would be a slight understatement – thank you so much for your time Iain.

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