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After a childhood spent in care, Martin Sullivan went from young offenders’ institutes to prisons for violent offences before ending up in a secure unit. Today, he’s a changed man following a diagnosis of drug-induced schizophrenia. He has a job with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust – the very same health authority that treated him – and he visits schools, prisons, hospitals and children's homes to tell his story.

From the first time I met him, Martin showed that he had a desire to move on from the situation he was in. I knew he had ambition and was happy to help him along the way. Martin is a credit to himself and is a shining example of what can be achieved if a person is willing to change.

Mike McManus
OCS Facilities Manager

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