"Over the past 6 weeks I have had to dig deep and had to think alot about me as a person, how i am and how i want to be and how I can be this new person I want to be and I can honestly say I am on the road to a better me! My mindset has totally changed and Nathan has given me tools to believe in myself and be positive. I had good conversations with Nathan about my past and my good traits that I have and things I didn't believe I had. So, I have learned alot about myself over the last 6 weeks and I really think I can change and that's what I really want to do. I am hoping to work with Nathan long term and become a life coach too, to share my story when I am released." - Prisoner

"This 6 week programme wasn't what i expected, it was so much better. I feel as though it as helped my mental health. The way I think and even the way I feel is different. It has given me confidence to speak more freely, openly and honestly and not to worry about speaking my mind. It as taught me to give myself permission to say 'no'. This on it's own for me has been worthwhile doing the programme and will change my life beyond anything you could imagine. Thank you so much Nathan it has been life changing." - Prisoner

“That was an excellent idea and a very good talk from Nathan. I honestly went away after that assembly feeling inspired by some of the stories, he used to paint a picture – I’ll remember that bamboo story and I myself will use it with our students. He was brilliant.” - Anonymous, Pembroke Academy

"Hello Nathan, thank you for coming to Nottingham uni yesterday. What you said was so inspirational and very understandable for everyone, you really helped many people to understand how to overcome problems they have in a way that most conventional speakers can't. Again, thank you for spending a few hours with us as it has changed the lives of many". - NCS Student

"Hi Nathan, I am 16 years old and I was sat in the talk you gave earlier today at Nottingham University, and I just wanted to thank you for it. I thought it was absolutely brilliant. I have never had the opportunity to listen to someone about such important matters and show young people how they can find help and help themselves on their own, and I just wanted to thank you for that, because I know people who were sat in that room and they needed to hear that. What you are doing is so motivating and extremely inspiring to anyone who hears it and so thank you very much. I have never heard anyone speak with such empowering words, everything you said made perfect sense and it was presented in a logical and understandable way too. Thank you again". - Student

"I just want to say a massive thank you for the words you said today. I was sat in the university hall today and what you said has changed my views on a lot of things. I didn’t know I needed to hear something like that until I left the hall this morning. I am used to keeping feelings to myself and putting on a front to people and thanks to you I’ve realised I need to let them out to someone. So thank you for that and thank you for sharing your story".   -NCS Student

"I couldn’t correlate Nathan the footballer and the person at times, because he is nothing like you imagine a professional player to be. He’s softly spoken and thoughtful, yes that is true. He’s clearly very compassionate and sensitive too, something I imagine has made a mark on many people he’s come into contact with. Most of the Imps squad were approachable that season, lots of the boys were great and I wouldn’t say Nathan was different in that respect, but he is different. Respectful, compassionate, understanding, attentive….. it is hard to put your finger on exactly what it is about him. He has an aura, a way of immediately making you feel as though he understands you, as though he cares about you. The thing is, he does. It isn’t an act or a gift, ever since our first meeting we’ve remained in touch. That demonstrates that it is all very genuine, this man is someone who cares greatly about others". - Football journalist