Struggling with depression and taking drugs to fill a void, Daniel was unemployed and lacking direction in life before he came to The Prince’s Trust with an idea to launch a business.
"For around five years I was taking drugs and I was feeling insecure about my masculinity and the direction my life was taking," says Daniel.
"I felt like I hated myself and that I wasn’t where I thought I needed to be in terms of my career. I was confused in so many areas of my life and that led me to feel depressed over time."
Daniel had an idea but didn’t know how to make it viable. His friend had been on the Enterprise programme and encouraged him to sign up. Feeling unhappy about his life, Daniel saw Enterprise as a chance to change his future.
"I was assigned a fantastic business mentor who helped me set out a plan of action for the year. I received so much emotional and personal support throughout the programme, which gave me confidence that I could make my business a success."
Following Enterprise, Daniel established his company Milk for Tea which delivers events aimed at bringing men together to talk about important issues such as mental health.
Milk for Tea is all about community, spreading the word that men don’t have to feel alone if they are facing adversity.
“We want men to be open about their feelings and know there are people out there they can talk to and feel supported by,” adds Daniel.