Derek Bell
Derek Bell

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In delivering training sessions I use my own experiences of Historic Sexual Abuse and the impact on my Mental Health in order to bring the sessions to real life. I was a former Professional footballer with Newcastle United from 1979-83. I talk about the abuse at a young age and the grooming process. I share my experiences of 15 years of on/off Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) in 1995 I was Sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 (section 2). Clinically diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD and having a Personality Disorder. 3 attempts to end my life. Self Harm. This is refined to the Audiences so that I bring the books to life by telling my own story. I am a Public speaker for Mental Health England. I am also a qualified trainer in Safeguarding Level 1, 2, advanced and Designated Lead (DSL), which carries a International CPD Certificated Accreditation.

Work Experience

Caroll & Bell Consultancy Ltd. 2019 to date. Trainer / Consultant.
Save Association Ltd - 2016 - 2019. Safeguarding trainer / Consultant.
We like to Move It Ltd, Managing Director - House Clearances and Removal Company.
Sunderland Independent Futures, Care Worker
Your Homes Newcastle 1984 - 2004, - Social Housing Manager
Newcastle United Football Club 1979-83, - Professional Footballer.


5 GCSE’s; Maths, English, Geography, Biology, Chemistry.
Honours Degree, University of Northumbria, Housing in the Environment; Safeguarding Trainer Level 1, Level 2, Advanced and Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL)
AoFAQ Level 3 Award in Education and Training;
Advocacy and Disclosure Trainer.
Mental Health First Aid Youth Trainer.
Nuco Mental Health First Aid Adult Trainer.
Health & Safety Trainer.

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