Steven has been involved with Shout Out since it began, is an active mental health campaigner, and is very passionate about improving young people’s mental health through tackling stigma, discrimination and educating others. He also works full time and likes photography, music, and politics.
If you could live anywhere, where would it be?
Somewhere peaceful, in the open, maybe the countryside, somewhere not too warm but not too cold, and maybe somewhere by the sea, I love sea.
What did you want to be when you were small?
I wanted to an author at one point, I even wrote my own little story, and took it into school to show my teacher who marked it and gave me a pencil which sounds funny now but I felt so proud at the time.
Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?
I enjoy cycling, though I haven’t done it for a while, the freeness of it, the exhilarating feeling of it. I’d love to ride a horse one day, something I’ve wanted to do, and I still want to learn to drive (I will do it one day) so I’d probably choose drive a car.
Have you ever had a nickname? What is it?
I had the milky bar kid in primary school, as I did look like the milky bar kid from the advert..haha.. But apart from that it’s probably just Ste, or Steve or Steven, although someone at work now calls me Stuart as she thinks I look like George from Stuart little.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
I don’t know, I hope to see myself doing something I love, and most of all I just want to be as happy and content as I can be with my life, that’s all I want. Never mind the perfect life and having everything, just being Happy in my own skin is more important to me.