Mark had a haemorrhagic stroke in 2012, he has dysphasia and wants to provide a safe, non judgemental, monthly drop-in group for people with aphasia to boost their confidence and help them to engage with life again. There is not much support for people with aphasia in the North of England which is why he was keen to start a drop-in group in Skipton, North Yorkshire.   
Mark enjoys listening to music and radio comedy and has a great interest in drawing, particularly caricatures.
"I had a large stroke in 2012 and have aphasia.  I live in Yorkshire and together with my wife run the monthly Say Aphasia Skipton drop in group.  I enjoy drawing and listening to music, have a good sense of humour and enjoy promoting Say Aphasia.
It is good being a Peer Leader and being able to encourage others with aphasia to communicate and enjoy the group."