My name is Kieran Jones, and whilst I run a very successful web hosting and managed IT company, my passion in my spare time though is psychology, mental health, and the environment.
When it comes to mental health, I have seen first hand the impact that a lack of psychological and emotional support can have, particularly with children, teenagers, and young adults. I have also experienced for myself first hand the impact that poor mental health has and how desperately lonely it can be, and how positive therapeutic input can be.
In the future I plan to continue my education in psychology and counselling so that I can give my time to help those that are let down by the likes of the NHS and CAHMS but cannot afford the private therapy they so desperately need.
My determination to help those in need of support is drive by my strong sense of social justice. I fight for what is right, whether it's some social injustice, an international human rights issue, the environment, or particularly the realms of accessing mental health for young people. Ultimately, everyone deserves justice, no matter the issue.
I hope that my expertise in technology as well as psychology will allow me to bridge the divide a little and provide some guidance and advice on how technology and mental health collide and how to navigate that minefield, particularly with regard to children and young people. The internet can be a scary and dangerous place, but more often than not it's a lot more scary to parents than children and an over reaction is not always a healthy one. We all know a parent who only lets their children use the internet or their mobile for 10 minutes a day and only in the middle of the living room or hall way under supervision.
So, that's me. Let me finish with a favourite but mind bending quote about our own desire for happiness and fulfilment from Mark Manson and his excellent book The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
The desire for more positive experience is itself a negative experience. And, paradoxically, the acceptance of one’s negative experience is itself a positive experience.