Freddie, 22, student, Hastings   How did you know about abob? I’d met an abob man, John Darling before. I was in the care system, I had foster carers and he’d been working with me before. He contacted my social worker and we took it from there. I went along to an open meeting in Hastings which was pre-Covid. We … Read More


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Brandon, 19, Leamington Spa How did you know about abob? I was referred by my social worker to help me get off drugs. I met up with Jon Temple for a chat. I was in a place where I wanted to change but I didn’t know how to do it. So abob came along at the right moment. How was … Read More


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Jordan, 23, tree surgeon trainee, Bristol How did you know about abob? I found out about them through JourneyMan – a rite of passage charity for boys – because I went to them when I was 15 and needed support. Being part of JourneyMan helped me make friends, keep them and trust men and abob carried that on. I used … Read More


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Alex, 21, Bristol How did you know about abob? I asked the charity 16/25 who could support me with my mental health. They suggested abob. So I met them and Hugh became my support worker. It was Covid time and there were no weekends running, so he was able to meet up with me as a pre-Quest mentor. I was … Read More


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Corey, 22, Bristol   How did you know about abob?  I was having a crisis, I was involved in drugs, had just had a break up, and I really didn’t know what I wanted in life. I wanted to do myself in. It was a couple of years ago. My Personal Assistant – social services give you a PA to … Read More


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Spencer, 26, Brighton abob, chef   How did you know about abob? I found abob through a family friend of my mother’s. I’d been stuck in a pattern of drinking for 7 or so years due to trying to manage very high functioning anxiety and the general state of myself and my current life. I had no aspiring male role … Read More


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Joe, 21, scaffolder, Bristol.   How did you get to know about abob? I used to do workshops in schools with Marcus who is one of the older men in Bristol abob, and also a youth worker. I’m a drummer so we used to give these drumming workshops for school students. We got on really well and they were very … Read More

Jamie Bland

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Jamie Bland, 25, services skis and snowboards during winter, and soon to be starting as a strengths-based coach, Cornwall   How did you know about abandofbrothers? I was recommended to come to a group one evening by a friend. In fact he was my sister’s ex. I had no idea what I was coming to but knew it was what I … Read More

Shaun Shufflebottom

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Shaun Shufflebottom, 25, Leamington Spa abob   How did you find out about abob? I was given a flier by a mental health team member. I think they made the initial call for me. I just thought that abob were a mentoring service. Out of that, I met John Moore – who actually is my mentor at the moment, am … Read More


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George, 23, Falmouth, unemployed    How did you hear about abob?  Through Wild Parenting – this is a supportive group specifically for younger adults having children that may be vulnerable and in need. Someone there recommended abob to me because they realised that I needed a bit more support in my life.   So you haven’t been able to go … Read More