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Steph Essex


Steph came to Stand Against Violence after approaching Adam with an idea she was passionate about. Steph has lived through her younger brother’s dual diagnosis of Drug Addiction and Paranoid Schizophrenia. Witnessing first-hand hand how this diagnosis destroyed the person her brother was gave Steph the drive to share this harrowing story, in hopes to educate children and young people as to the possible detrimental effects of drug use in the teen years. Before joining Stand Against Violence, Steph worked as a primary school teacher. She went on to share her family’s story in talks at schools on a voluntary basis. She realised that she wanted to share the story on a much larger scale and so approached SAV. Steph felt a strong connection with SAV. She went to primary school with Lloyd and Adam Fouracre, so feels passionate about  sharing Lloyd’s Story and the power of this story in educating young people. Steph is passionate about educating and empowering children and young people to make informed decisions regarding their health and wellbeing. Steph considers working for SAV an absolute privilege and believes whole heartedly in the work we do.