This Podcast Will Change Your Mind

Adam Smith - Died , Survived and Thrived

January 24, 2021 Jamie Forsyth Season 1 Episode 3
This Podcast Will Change Your Mind
Adam Smith - Died , Survived and Thrived
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This Podcast Will Change Your Mind
Adam Smith - Died , Survived and Thrived
Jan 24, 2021 Season 1 Episode 3
Jamie Forsyth

My third guest of the series is the remarkable Adam Smith. 

Adam is the founder of The Real Junk food Project. At the age of 10, Adam's life changed forever after being taken into care, following a life-changing incident on Christmas Day that year.  The impact this had on him over the next 15 years was evident for everyone to see when he became substance abuser, remanded in prison, sectioned into a mental institution and ended up homeless.  Aged just 25 years old in 2010, Adam was found after an attempted suicide, presumed dead, it was only the concoction of drugs he had taken that was keeping him alive and his heart beating.


What has happened since that day is well documented and is a true representation of human resilience, determination and how one idea has helped to feed millions of people and save huge amounts of food waste changing lives and setting a blueprint for positive environmental impact.


Over the next year, Adam’s story, I'm sure will be discussed a lot following the release of his upcoming book. I went into this interview with the intention of going chronologically through his experiences and seeing how he got from the despair of A to the achievements of B, however, because of the common relative themes in our lives this conversation soon took a different approach. It ended up being a fascinating discussion on life, achievements, trauma, working on yourself and how our priorities and views on what success looks like change over time.


 Its a conversation I have taken so much from personally, and I really hope you do too. 

If any of the subjects discussed effect you then please look at the following links.


ASSIST Trauma Careassisttraumacare.org.uk 
Information and specialist help for people who've experienced trauma or are supporting someone who has.


addaction.org.uk
Supports people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems, and their friends and family.

0800 9177 650
alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk 

Cocaine Anonymous UK
0800 612 0225
cauk.org.uk
Help and support for anyone who wants to stop using cocaine.

DrugWise
drugwise.org.uk
Information about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Families Anonymous
0207 4984 680
famanon.org.uk
Support for friends and family of people with drug problems.

FRANK
0300 123 6600
talktofrank.com
Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

nhs.uk
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.


Show Notes

My third guest of the series is the remarkable Adam Smith. 

Adam is the founder of The Real Junk food Project. At the age of 10, Adam's life changed forever after being taken into care, following a life-changing incident on Christmas Day that year.  The impact this had on him over the next 15 years was evident for everyone to see when he became substance abuser, remanded in prison, sectioned into a mental institution and ended up homeless.  Aged just 25 years old in 2010, Adam was found after an attempted suicide, presumed dead, it was only the concoction of drugs he had taken that was keeping him alive and his heart beating.


What has happened since that day is well documented and is a true representation of human resilience, determination and how one idea has helped to feed millions of people and save huge amounts of food waste changing lives and setting a blueprint for positive environmental impact.


Over the next year, Adam’s story, I'm sure will be discussed a lot following the release of his upcoming book. I went into this interview with the intention of going chronologically through his experiences and seeing how he got from the despair of A to the achievements of B, however, because of the common relative themes in our lives this conversation soon took a different approach. It ended up being a fascinating discussion on life, achievements, trauma, working on yourself and how our priorities and views on what success looks like change over time.


 Its a conversation I have taken so much from personally, and I really hope you do too. 

If any of the subjects discussed effect you then please look at the following links.


ASSIST Trauma Careassisttraumacare.org.uk 
Information and specialist help for people who've experienced trauma or are supporting someone who has.


addaction.org.uk
Supports people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems, and their friends and family.

0800 9177 650
alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk 

Cocaine Anonymous UK
0800 612 0225
cauk.org.uk
Help and support for anyone who wants to stop using cocaine.

DrugWise
drugwise.org.uk
Information about drugs, alcohol and tobacco.

Families Anonymous
0207 4984 680
famanon.org.uk
Support for friends and family of people with drug problems.

FRANK
0300 123 6600
talktofrank.com
Confidential advice and information about drugs, their effects and the law.

nhs.uk
Information about health problems and treatments, including details of local NHS services in England.