Social impact award for transforming lives

Social impact award for transforming lives

John Latham (2015, Continuing Education), who recently completed his research masters at in applying cognitive behavioural therapies to families with complex needs at Catz, has won the Vice Chancellor’s Social Impact Award. John co-founded the charity One-Eighty, a psychology behaviour support service for young people who have been identified as struggling in school, their family or in their community. Their work helps resolve behavioural issues before they manifest as problems later on.

“I was nominated by someone in the service and then I was invited for an interview, which was quite tough because obviously they wanted to be absolutely sure we were doing what we said we were”, commented John. “ It happened very quickly – you’re whisked to the front, they talk to you for a bit and then you’re whisked back down again. It’s only afterwards that I’ve had chance to savour the moment and let it sink in.”

An interview with John talking about One-Eighty will appear in The Year.