Ryan Ridgway is an accredited Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Luminate facilitator.
Ryan himself struggled with distressing compulsive thoughts from a young age, which later gave way to depression, addiction and resulted in his planning suicide. Since then, however, Ryan has learned how to manage his mental health through various support systems and outlets, including training, boxing and MMA - in fact, Ryan has competed in two professional cage fights!
He is extremely passionate about Mental Health First Aid because, had the support this course offers been available during his own experiences of mental ill-health, it would have been a much easier road to recovery.
Ryan uses his lived experience to educate others on mental health and to sponsor those struggling with addiction - providing them with the mental health support needed to address these complex topics.