Joe Plumb is a Multi Award-Winning Public Figure, specialising in Bullying and Mental Health.
Joe is fully aware of the devastating impact bullying can cause, and that recovery is a journey.
From a young age, Joe was bullied, assaulted and isolated. As a result of the bullying Joe was admitted to a psychiatric unit in the UK after attempting to take his own life. At the age of 12 Joe got into volunteering at a specialist youth cafe devoted to young people with additional needs and who were getting into trouble. Joe continued to volunteer for National organisations such as the British Medical Association, The National Council for Voluntary Youth Services and The British Youth Council.
Joe campaigned to change mental health services and implement better ways to help children and young people stand up and speak out against bullying.
Joe in partnership with the Home Office, developed a supportive disclosure toolkit to help those with Autism and other additional learning needs, better communicate what was going on if they were experiencing bullying.
“I'm hoping to spread more awareness around the effect of Bullying and impact on Mental Health. I want to have a positive impact on more people. I want to spread hope, and Kindness. I hope to raise vital funds for Kidscape and get involved in their future projects, workshops and events. I want to raise the profile of Kidscape to help Children who have been bullied. I am over the moon to be a part of Kidscape and a big thank you to you all for giving me the opportunity to do so!”
Joe is a guest speaking on BBC News, Breakfast, and has recently featured in the ITV campaign Britain Get Talking.