The story of First Person Project CIC is one which celebrates triumph over adversity, opportunity over threat, strength over weakness, togetherness over separation, life over death.

Matty Caine founded First Person Project CIC in 2019 after several unsuccessful attempts to take his own life. Matty was diagnosed with psychotic depression following the death of his Mum, Ann McEvoy, in the Summer of 2018. First Person Project CIC is a lasting tribute to the memory of Ann, as well as a dedication to the amazing power of people from within our local neighbourhoods.

Matty is an experienced professional and leader in the field of mental health, he understands this landscape, however he experienced great difficulty accessing the appropriate support in his hour of need – he nearly died because of this. Matty vowed to improve access to mental health support to prevent suicides and to enable our communities to flourish.

First Person Project (FPP) is a pioneering not-for-profit social enterprise specialising in providing socially progressive mental health services; operating predominantly across the Liverpool City Region (LCR). Their service model is designed to be socially-focused and citizen-driven; placing people at the heart of all things “mental health” in their communities. They collaborate at every turn in order to rip down the barriers which prevent easy access to experienced support.


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