Ryan's Story

Ryan lived homeless on the streets of Holyhead from the age of 13 to 18. Then he discovered climbing. With some help along the way he has turned his life around, this is his story.

I originally met Ryan whilst filming for The Outdoor Partnership. They are a charity who support people to take up outdoor activities as a life long pursuit. Ryan was running a climbing session and told me his story. I knew it needed to be a film in its own right and was delighted when the team at the Outdoor Partnership agreed.

This project is part of the Outdoor Partnership’s Health and Wellbeing programme  sponsored by the Accelerate Programme at Cardiff University. It supports collaboration and research between Welsh enterprises, academics and health professionals to create innovative ways for improving health and wellbeing and economic development for Wales.