Introducing our Team
William Andrew Reid MBE
Former Corporal with the Yorkshire Regiment. He is a triple amputee and active charity fund raiser. Honorary Colonel of the Merseyside Cadet Force and recently awarded an MBE by HM Queen.
John F Tabern MSc
Co-Founder & CEO
A local businessman with many years’ experience in industry and commerce. Ex-Foster Carer. Chairman of the Town Deal Board, Chairman of the Cannington Shaw Preservation Trust CIC and Board member at the World of Glass.
Mental Health Counsellor
Phil is a Qualified Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Mental Health worker. Philip has 15 years experience working within a wide range of areas including one of Merseyside’s highest and securest hospitals where he provided one-to-one and group support. He has worked for several addictions teams facilitating group work and one-to-one counselling. Phil empowers others to lead a drug free life and supports people with issues including Depression, Anxiety and P.T.S.D. He has worked for Children and Mental Health Services (C.A.M.H.S.), supporting young people to become the best version of themselves and to overcome trauma. Philip has, on numerous occasions advocated for young people, adults and families who are in crisis. Philip is a conscientious and compassionate individual who has a genuine desire to help others.
Addiction Support Worker
Chris progressed a successful sales career and like many people enjoyed a drink. His consumption of alcohol steadily increased, which inevitably led to his participation in recreational drugs. Today following help and support, Chris is moving his life forward in a positive way and has dedicated his professional life to helping those who find themselves where he did and in need of structured support. Chris believes that only someone who has been through the experience can truly relate to people encountering the difficulties of dependency. He brings not only his own experience to bear, but also experience in helping others recover from their addiction using tools and techniques he has been taught during his own rehabilitation and employs them to the benefit of others. Chris is very passionate about giving back to others what was so freely passed on to himself.
Terry Bates MSc
Physical & Wellbeing Coach
Head Instructor/Trainer. Terry is an ex-Royal Navy WO1 with wide-ranging worldwide career experience. He has expanded this further through extensive involvement in Health and Sport. He has represented GB in world events following winning performances in Triathlon. Having competed with and coached many aspiring junior, senior and elite athletes he has guided all to reach goals and achieve success. Terry operates as a coach educator and assessor for the British Triathlon Federation (BTF), Coach Development Officer for Triathlon England (NW) and a proven trainer and assessor in the field of Health. He delivers courses in Mental Health, First Aid and many related subject areas. Terry possesses a vast array of qualifications including an MSc in Exercise and Nutrition and uses his Personal Training and Coaching to serve individuals and groups from the community.
Marketing & Events Executive
Volunteer Addiction Support Worker