Being more and less social…

I fully appreciate the irony of sharing this article on social media… Do you remember the days before Facebook, Instagram and Twitter? Do you remember what came before that? Myspace? MSN Messenger? Do you remember a time when an ‘argument’ over some trivial fact wasn’t able to be answered by just asking Google on your phone? It was a different world… ‘Connectivity’ through social media and mobile phones in general has provided many great benefits to society, but it has also caused many problems that are coming to light slowly over the course… Read More

Answering the questions…

Ask me anything… Following on from my recent articles, talks and general outward communication with regards to my story I was asked by someone to speak to their online community about my experiences etc. It’s important to note at this point, that my main recent interactions with this person were in relation to my 24 hour charity stream. I had very little communication with them ahead of this and this just sort of happened. Knowing that is was going to be online, I fully assumed there to be various ‘trolls’ who just… Read More

Just a guy who has a story and likes talking…

I promised I would share this after the fact. It’s now up to you to read it if you want. Slide 1 My name is Andrew Salkeld. I’m 34. I’m a Chartered Accountant. I trained at PwC before moving into industry. I specialise in corporate finance and business intelligence; ‘data and deals’. I work as CFO for a start-up based here in Leeds, helping them raise funding and developing their business plan. … My name is Andy. I’m 34. I suffer from depression. I almost committed suicide in 2017. It changed me…. Read More

Breaking the stigma (part two)

When life gives you lemons…you now have lemons. Many of you will have seen that I have been publicising that I am giving a talk on World Mental Health Day about my story with regards to mental health and facing suicide. In advance of this I wanted to share with you all some more detail about what I will be talking about, how I will be presenting it and give you a preview of some of the slides. Firstly… You can find more information about the event at the eventbrite website. I believe there… Read More

Live Q&A one hour early!

Everyone Due to the overwhelming response and interest I have had in the stream, I am starting one hour early to do a Live Q&A before I start getting distracted playing the game. Please feel free to join me over on Twitch.   Andy  

12 hours…

Limited availability for the week commencing 13 August 2018!

Breaking the Stigma…

This article was originally published on LinkedIn on 11 August 2018. This is going to be a long one so settle in for the ride… My story This is my story. This is real. Take note; or don’t. The choice is yours. I have worked hard all my life. I have pushed myself to my limit to acquire knowledge and skills; to accelerate my career as quickly as possible. I never stopped trying to take the next step forward, to get the next big break, to climb the next rung up the… Read More

Countdown 60 hours and counting…

Just under 60 hours till I start my 24 hour charity Twitch stream! My body is ready… (it really isn’t…) Come join me and keep me company! Like, Share, Subscribe, Donate… Do whatever you like! But let’s work to break the stigma attached to people seeking better health in the workplace!

Announcement day!

  After a month of debating about what to do going forwards with regards to streaming, gaming and life. I have come to the simple conclusion that I love streaming and want to continue with it as a (full time?) hobby. I want to continue to support charity as much as I can and this is a very easy way for me to do that, and continue doing something I love. I also want to continue to break the stigma attached to mental health and will continue to talk about myself, my… Read More