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Darren Thomas Bio













Founder and CEO Darren Thomas's journey is a testament to resilience and the power of community support. As an Army veteran who served in various conflict zones, Darren faced his own battles with mental health upon leaving the armed forces. Despite encountering obstacles in accessing support services, Darren turned his personal struggle into a mission to help others in similar situations.


His experience led him to establish a community-based boot camp during the challenging times of the 2020 pandemic. This initiative provided a lifeline for individuals grappling with mental health issues, offering them a sense of purpose and camaraderie. By documenting his journey through vlogs on social media, Darren not only shared his story but also fostered a network of support that quickly grew throughout Wales.


With the support of friends and local organizations like Dragon’s rugby, Darren founded Signposted Cymru, a self-sustaining charity dedicated to mental health and well-being services. Committed to inclusivity, Signposted Cymru ensures that no one seeking mental health support is turned away. Through the dedication of its Trustees and backing from community leaders, the charity has flourished, expanding its reach and resources.


Today, Signposted Cymru operates from a dedicated facility equipped with office space, therapy rooms, and a local sports hall, enabling the delivery of its comprehensive well-being programs. Darren's vision and determination have not only transformed lives but also established a beacon of hope for individuals facing mental health challenges in Wales and beyond.


Darren's personal motto, "Acknowledge Strive Succeed," encapsulates his journey of overcoming adversity and inspiring others to do the same. As a father of four, he continues to lead by example, demonstrating the importance of resilience, compassion, and community support in navigating life's challenges.

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