Steve Carr

Steve Carr inspirational mental health campaigner at Great British Speakers

Steve Carr is one of the U.K’s most active Motivational Speakers & Mental Health campaigners.

With a powerful story that shows how he moved from the toughest challenges in life to becoming a successful coach, motivational speaker and philanthropist, he will totally inspire your audience: 

With less than one hundred quid in my pocket and a tent, I began my journey on Monday 1st Feb. The campaign was to raise awareness of Mental Health issues and Homelessness, after experiencing both issues first hand me. On Friday 13th September 1991, when I was just 15 years old, my life changed irreversibly when my brother was tragically killed, along with four other children, by a reckless drunk driver in the Akers Way horror crash in Swindon. Paula Barnes, 15, Belinda Brown, 19, Paul Carr, 16, Sheree Lear, eight, and seven-year-old Ian Lilley were playing on the grassed area off Akers Way when driver Shaun Gooch lost control of his car at high speed and crashed into the group of youngsters. The tragedy shook the community and provoked fury among campaigners who had long been calling for a lower speed limit and other safety measures on the road. I received no support or help following my loss, due to my father's decision that my sister and I would be o.k, instead choosing I chose to mask the trauma with alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.

My mother and father divorced shortly after it happened and I was forced out of my family home. I lost contact with my Mother, father & sister, I could not hold onto any form of relationship for long periods due to the fear of loss and rejection and as fast as I was gaining friends, jobs and relationships I was losing them. During my early 30’s, things started to look up for me when I managed to hold down a job for long enough to buy a house, but then I found cocaine. I thought I was doing well until I found cocaine, or cocaine found me. I became an addict in a very short space of time. After a little under a year of taking cocaine, I lost my house, my job, and my friends. I lost everything, and my habit was costing me £100 a day. I couldn’t stop what I was doing to myself until one day I pushed it too far. I became homeless with just enough money for one more high, the last high. With a concoction of drugs & alcohol including Cocaine, Methadone, & legal highs, I vowed to take my own life. Something happened that day and I was saved, the concoction almost killed me, but something pulled me back, something saved me. I can’t say what it was but I was given another chance.

I contemplated taking my own life a further three times before I was diagnosed with mental health problems. After seeking help and counselling, I have finally been able to turn my life around and am dedicated to raising awareness of both mental illness and homelessness. After suffering a breakdown recently due to a work-related stress and my employment being terminated whilst off sick, I have now finally been cleared by the doctor and I can start my journey of raising awareness to help others -after all who better than someone who has been there?.

Steve's talks share his journal of moving on from addiction and trauma and how he turned his life around to achieve the success he has today.  It's his mission to help other's empower their lives and realise their full potential 

 


Learn how he used these new-found life skills to achieve the following;

  • Walked from Lands End to John O‘Groats with just £100 and a tent in just 90
  • Days raising awareness for Mental Health & Homelessness.
  • Walked from Swindon to Downing Street to deliver a report on my findings from the walk.
  • Cycled 1500 miles across 7 countries in Europe in 11 days raising money for charity.
  • Cycled from Liverpool to Lands End raising awareness for PTSD in 4 days.

What the Clients say:

Steve Carr is a genuine, inspiring and engaging speaker and such a lovely person too! I loved his recent talk at Shape Your Destiny event in Bristol! It made me think so much is possible for us, we have an amazing potential within us and can always change the meaning of the past and be the winner in our lives, just as Steve has demonstrated with his amazing personal story. I love his energy on stage, his enthusiasm and personality. Great man. Thank you Steve.

Gosia Scarrott

Steve has an incredibly powerful personal story to tell of an intense journey from the depths of despair to soaring heights of transformation and is an admirable example of someone who changed his life and future through awareness, decision and action. His is a truly inspiring story of human possibility. That no situation is too bad to be overcome with the right mindset. As a speaker he delivers his powerful message of transformation with great style and humour.

Stuart Doughty

Thank you, Steve, for your inspiring energy! Your story and your passion is absolutely healing and encourages us all to make a change and be stronger! Looking forward to seeing you again!.

Andreea Vasile

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Steve Carr for inviting me to an amazing life changing weekend.

This man has overcome personal tragedy and carved a mindset which is so positive it is mind blowing...... He has taught me so much about the power of believing in yourself and how to overcome the past.

Until Steve tapped into my psyche I had no idea that I was holding on to certain aspects of my life. He challenges with his ability to connect with people and I consider him to be a master mind of his trade. Thank you Mr Carr.

Soraya Dawn

I’ve seen Steve speak twice. The first time he was lycra clad in the middle of one of his epic bike rides, raising awareness for mental health. The second time he had a normal shirt on! It was equally inspirational though. The guy has an incredibly powerful back story – a life of true transformation. He speaks with confidence and a high degree of comfort at being in his own skin.

Keep up the great work Steve.

Chris Joseph

Thank you, Steve, for giving me the courage and helping me to realise I really needed to do something that had been on my mind for a while. I’ve done it, I’ve released it and I even did it again! Thank you for shining your light and empowering others to shine theirs.

Terri Kearns

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