Damian started as a volunteer at Studio House in May 2012 and through his hard work and commitment to learn and challenge himself he has now progressed to the manager’s role. Damian has a varied role, from facilitating established groups such as Feelings, Encounters and Reflections, to managing the staff team, training sessions and their rotas. He is also responsible for the Fire Safety and Health and Safety at Studio House. Damian also still key works residents, guiding them through the different Phases and written work. Damian says of the project ‘My experience of Studio House as a volunteer is what drew me to want to work here. Helping others find not only recovery but themselves is a priceless gift. The joy, gratitude and fulfilment I receive from my job is priceless’. Damian is a massive football fan who also manages a men’s 11 aside team.