Jack Nolan – “You Can Become”
Jack Nolan is one of UK’s youngest Mental Health and Empowerment Speakers, Dyslexic Author and winners of the world! Surviving two mental health breakdowns and being diagnosed with Bi-Polar, Jack bounced back, turning his negative circumstances into an opportunity to bring value to people’s lives.
Jack started his journey as an Actor and fell in love with the creative world of storytelling, thus leading Jack on to playing a small role in a feature film called Blood. This then started Jacks path as a creative, gaining more parts, this time performing at the Lowry Theatre with productions directed by Author Karen Woods. Being around positive and creative people inspired Jack to write his first Crime Fiction Novel ‘On the Job’.
At the age of 19 Jack was sectioned under the ‘Mental Health Act’ for showing symptoms of Psychosis. Jack had to drop out of university and sacrifice the creative career, working in TV/Film Production, that he had built up for himself as a ‘runner’ alongside his studies.
After 19 days Jack was eventually discharged from hospital. The recovery was a long process, unable to find the strength to move from his bed to the settee. Getting himself washed and dressed was a mammoth task and facing the outside world at that point was an unbearable thought. During his recovery and now age 20, Jack faced more adversities, this time within his personal life. His relationship of 5 years broke down. Jack had to bounce back and give himself a purpose for carrying on and moving forward with his life. This led to him fighting to get his first novel published. After 2 years of rejection he spent 5 weeks, day in and day out with laser focused attention on one particular Publisher who he wanted to work with. Eventually Jack successfully got the Publishing contract he deserved. Three months later Jack had a book launch and was soon knocking on the doors of Waterstones. With persistence and creative thinking Jack landed himself on the shelf of Waterstones.
After 2 years of re-building his life, Jack started to become unwell again, this time showing symptoms of mania and paranoia at the age of 22. This was spurred on by people Jack looked up to who were involved in criminal activities.
Jack was sadly sectioned for the second time and after 30 days in hospital he was discharged and had to yet again rebuild his life.
Jack Nolan is now 23 years of age and has published 2 novels, his second called ‘Dead Ends’. Jack has also created a series of positive and inspirational reads, from a collection of Poems; The Intuitive Mind; You Can Become Playbooks; Thoughts and Wisdom; A collection of personal quotes and YCB’s All and Everything, an inspirational read of motivational materials.
Jack is fully aware he is not the finished article even though he has already achieved so much thus far with his creative work. His goals and dreams have certainly not come to an end despite his health conditions and daily struggles.
Jack Nolan is now speaking at events and helping people through his brand and personal message that ‘You Can Become’ all and everything in life. His speaking topics cover/include –
- Adversity To Advantage
- Mental Health
- Change your story, change your life!
You provided a truly emotional account of your experiences. We were really grateful for this that you were able to share with us
Jack is an engaging and inspiring individual who has an amazing story to tell. His determination and passion to break down stigmas and raise awareness of his mental health condition and those of others is admirable. I am excited to see what amazing things Jack does next!
Jack told his story, in his words, his way and this is what I found made the session so powerful. A young man who has been through so much, but a situation which is transferable for anyone aged 8-80 years of age. His 'open all areas' presentation was extremely engaging and 60 minutes felt like 6. In life I think everyone is looking for honesty and with honesty comes trust, acceptance and belief, Jack delivered all of these things