My Story

At the age of 12 I lost my Dad to suicide. For over a decade, I couldn’t hear or say the word suicide, let alone place it in the same sentence as ‘Dad’.

I couldn’t talk about what happened, I didn’t want to, and I didn’t know how to. Instead, I decided to hide this part of my life. I acted as if nothing really happened at all. In some environments I would even lie, just so I could divert the conversation.

It was in 2018, one month into my new job at KIND where suddenly everything changed, I witnessed Project 84. This was an activation to raise awareness of male suicide, led by the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM). 84, reflecting the number of men who take their own lives every single week in the U.K. The statues were representation of real men, created by the families and friend of those left behind. These stories were available to read online.

For the first time in my life I started to read about other people who also suffered loss. I started to realise that I wasn’t alone. I took time to think about myself, how I reacted, how I bottled everything up and then I started to think about how many people might also be feeling the same way as me. It was here that I found a purpose.

Now, I share my story and my reflections in hope that nobody will suffer in silence.

Image of Project 84 Project by CALM

Public Speaking

I’m open and comfortable to share my story to a range of audiences, virtually or in person. Below you will find a summary of themes and topics where I believe my story resonates and can have the most impact. I can speak solo or as part of a wider panel. I’m also experienced in hosting and facilitating panel discussions.

Suicide Awareness

Male Mental Health

Mental Health in the Workplace

Modern Masculinity

Kindness & Mental Health

Student Mental Health

Coping with Loss

Mental Health First Aid

Homeless Man with sign saying Seeking Human Kindness

Recent Work

Please check out some of my recent work and projects below.

Public Speaking during COVID-19, kindness & mental health
I like many people, I found myself struggling to come to terms with COVID-19 in the first few weeks of the pandemic. It was a time like no other. One month after the pandemic hit, the Mental Health Foundation changed its theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, to kindness. It was a moment that inspired me to take action. On announcing the theme, Mark Rowland, CEO of Mental Health Foundation stated, ‘We have chosen kindness because of its singular ability to unlock our shared humanity. Kindness strengthens relationships, develops community, and deepens solidarity. It is a cornerstone of our individual and collective mental health.’

I couldn’t have agreed more. Following on from this announcement and I wanted to make a difference. So, during Mental Health Awareness Week 2020, I delivered a range of talks to KIND’s retail partners (Tesco, Sainsbury’s WH Smith and many more). I spoke to thousands of employees on the connection between mental health and kindness, my story and practical coping strategies during COVID times.
Glamour X Boots, Virtual Wellness Festival
I was proud to speak at Glamour & Boots’ virtual wellness event. Alongside Frankie Bridge, Minaa B and Beth McColl, this panel explored a range of issues surrounding mental health. I told my own story and shared my guidance and reflections on how to first speak out about mental health.

During the event, I also explored my experience with counselling and therapy. This was an incredibly powerful consumer facing event, held at a time when people were facing significant difficulties across the nation.
Reebok x KIND, Exercise Kindness event
At KIND, we joined forces with Reebok to encourage everyone to exercise kindness and protect their mental health. I hosted a panel conversation with Joel Dommett, Mel Wells & Dr Tosin Sotubo.

The panel explored the connection between mental health and kindness, whilst also sharing lived-experience and practical guidance. All proceeds from this event went straight to CALM, raising over £2000.

Recent Articles & Press

Harry Corrin Recent Press CALM article

How a Moment Can Inspire a Movement That’s Saving Lives

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Harry Corrin Recent Press Losing my dad to suicide

Losing My Dad
To Suicide

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Harry Corrin Recent Press Reebok & KIND Article

Reebok &
KIND

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