For our first event of 2021 we look forward to talking with Jason Grant about identity, collective and systemic trauma and how sharing your story can sometimes do more harm than good.
Jason is a lived experience consultant who uses his knowledge, skills, and experience to create meaningful change within criminal justice and mental health systems. Currently working for a number of different organisations in Sussex, London, and Manchester. Jason is also a trustee for the Longford Trust.
In the aftermath of the 2011 London riots/uprising, Jason wanted to find a way to help young men caught up in the criminal justice system. After being introduced to Marina Cantacuzino, Jason volunteered for RESTORE and instantly found what he was looking for. Jason shared his story with RESTORE for five years and has co-facilitated programmes in HMPs High Down, Wormwood Scrubs, Guys Marsh, Hull, Holme House, Peterborough, Parc and Eastwood Park.