After teaching in a comprehensive school for 8 years where Matt received Unqualified Teaching Status, specifically with pupils at risk of permanent exclusion with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, he moved to Northern Spain to teach English in 2008. He returned to the UK in 2010 and in the following years, opened and ran an Art Gallery in Cornwall and then relocated back to the North East of England in 2014.

 Matt began volunteering with The Link CIC in May and was soon offered a place on the Link Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner – Training programme. He completed the 18-month training programme in February 2017 and now works four days per week as an Emotional Wellbeing Practitioner with a caseload at full capacity and complexity. 

Matt is hoping to secure a place on the Enhanced Evidence Based Practice course with Northumbria University in February 2018.