Project Description

Montgomery (Monty) Lord

Age 16, England

I have spent a lot of time helping people with mental health disorders and raising awareness of mental health issues amongst young people. I presented my ground-breaking research live on an NHS Public Health England webinar, as an official speaker at a United Nations conference, and at the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Mentoring. I have been told that my work will have prevented suicide and other mental health suffering amongst young people. For this, I was recently recognised and awarded with the Prime Minister’s Points of Lights Award. I have also taken part in The Diana Award, British Citizen Awards, Young Active Minds, CAMHS. Digital, United Nations, UNESCO, APPG on Mentoring, Young Legal Aid Lawyers, The Law Academy and TEDx talks. I’m now involved with multiple social action projects and currently in the process of developing a national programme to deliver to schools, colleges and community groups. This will focus on helping young people push past their obstacles and mental blocks to achieve their full potential.

Outside of volunteering, I achieved 5 Guinness World Records as a world memory champion and did so to inspire younger children to take up reading. I became the youngest in the UK with the most world records. At the age of 14, I set up the national charity Young Active Minds, to inspire new, fun & effective learning activities using my memory techniques.