We help men take control of their mindset by getting them to live with purpose, peace of mind and resilience so that they can be the men they want to be when they look in the mirror.

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your mental health journey


The road back to yourself.


Lift the lid off your potential.


Podcasts beyond stigma.


Purpose-driven street style.


A catalogue on self-improvement.


The people behind Mantality.


Stevie Ward

Stevie Ward is an ex-professional rugby league player and former captain of the Leeds Rhinos, before recently choosing to step away from the game due to concussion.

Stevie’s career demonstrates not only the highest of highs in sport, being a two time Grand Final and a challenge cup winner, but also the devastating adversities that come with them; 10 operations and three major concussions all before the age of 27.

Stevie launched Mantality in 2016 after experiencing depression and anxiety amongst the highs and lows of rugby league. He felt that mental health wasn’t spoken about enough amongst men and in the sporting arena so his mission was to shine a light on the darkness that men can go through. Stevie also provides a proactive approach that helps men to remove unnecessary suffering and live a resilient life with purpose and meaning.

Creative Director

Dom Smith

Dom Smith co-founded Mantality alongside Stevie in 2016 and is the Creative Director. He is a trained audio engineer, content creator, video producer and photographer. Dom coordinates the creative & technical direction of the content production process.
Podcast Co-host

Chris O'Connor

Chris is a critically acclaimed writer living and working in West Yorkshire. His scripts have been produced by the likes of the BBC, Leeds Playhouse and Red Ladder Theatre Company.

Never afraid to grapple society's thorniest issues, Chris's work has humanised oft-misunderstood subjects like suicide, radicalisation and the migrant crisis.

Chris is also a dedicated vegan and meditator, and a committed member of the Effective Altruism community.

Natalie Alleston


Mind Coach

Rick Cooper

Rick is an NLP master practitioner, educator, and mentor. He is Mantality’s mental skills and performance coach for individuals & teams.

He regularly works and helps to empower coaches, athletes, and driven people to get clear on who they want to be, where they want to go and why they want to get there.

Rick will help you identify and understand your values, your behaviours and start to create a clear roadmap of your purposeful vision. You’ll gain deep self-awareness, strategies, and tools to consciously embody your potential and calmly live your life with an open heart, a warrior spirit, a quiet mind, and feet firmly on the ground.

Content Producer

James Swallow

James is a videographer and content producer. He joined us at Mantality in 2021 and has a passion for creating innovative educational & marketing content for our podcast and coaching programmes.


Mantality Counselling is available in Yorkshire, Lancashire and the South East (including London)

Sessions can be in-person: face-to-face therapy, or walking therapy. Alternatively, all counsellors can deliver sessions via Zoom.

Click a profile to learn more about each counsellor.


Jon Bell


Lee Jewitt


Simon Arthur


Jon Bell

I’m an integrative psychotherapist with experience of working with a wide variety of people facing uniquely different and difficult challenges. I have just completed my MA thesis into vulnerability in Rugby League, looking at how striving for authenticity in the toughest of sports can present all of us with a therapeutic template for happier, wholehearted living.


Lee Jewitt

I’m a former professional rugby league player of 17 years. During my sporting career, I was supporting players who were facing difficulties in their personal and sporting life.

I am now an integrative counsellor with experience in supporting individuals with psychological trauma and mental health difficulties.

I take a person-centred integrative approach when supporting clients. Creating a safe and non-judgemental space. My core values are Compassion, Empathy and competence to help each person move towards a more purposeful and happier life.


Simon Arthur

Your therapist Simon Arthur is an integrative Psychotherapist with a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Coaching. Simon has supported clients from a wide demographic with an increasingly varied range of issues.

Simon spent over a decade working in the corporate world in London. This gives him a unique understanding of the challenges that those environments can bring and he is able to incorporate this experience into his therapeutic practice and approach.

Additionally, Simon has training and experience as a coach. The holistic mix of his therapeutic practice, coaching and life experiences offers you the freedom to tackle whatever you wish in your sessions.

Simon is acutely aware of the obstacles life can throw at us. As a therapist, he understands that how we react and cope with these life events is often down to the way we view ourselves and our perceived ability to manage them.

Through his therapeutic work, Simon has worked with a wide range of clients who walk around with a veil of shame surrounding them. Shame can impact our relationship with ourselves, others and can creep into all areas of our lives.

In your sessions with Simon, he will help you unlock the keys to any issue holding you back such as shame, anxiety, bereavement, or depression. The most crucial part of the work you will do together will be on the relationship you have with yourself, which is ultimately the relationship you have with happiness.

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