Meet The Team
Having been diagnosed with depression, anxiety and PTSD while studying at Northumbria University in November 2016, Tom became increasingly isolated and overly paranoid, which consequently prevented him playing rugby, socialising with friends and seeing family.
It was only when Tom admitted that he was struggling to his friends, family and girlfriend (now fiancé) that he realised the importance of speaking about mental health issues, which sparked his initial passion for encouraging men everywhere to do the same.
Tom's main interests are rugby union, football, boxing and UFC, as well as enjoying the occasional pint of craft beer!
Sales and Marketing Manager
After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University in 2019, Sam found himself in a very dark place through a gambling addiction and subsequent financial troubles. The constant support of friends and family, alongside his own self-determination, has helped Sam to regain control over his addiction and has now joined blOKes to help others through their own unique problems.
Sam is also the social media and marketing coordinator for rugbystore and is a keen wrestling fan!