Philip Sheridan grew up in Wharfedale, Yorkshire where he lives today. He travelled the world after leaving school at 18. For twenty years he worked as a therapist, team leader and manager supporting children and families in Leeds. He retired to concentrate on his love of the outdoors, photography, video and writing.
In 2002 he survived a near fatal motorcycle accident that left him with devastating injuries, a right leg below the knee amputee and post traumatic stress. In December 2013 he received the Award for Inspiration at the national Limbless Association Prosthetic and Orthotic Awards, at Westminster, London. When not writing you will find him engaged in his other passions, fly fishing, climbing and trail running.
He speaks and lectures on the lived experience of surviving significant trauma, recovery and rehabilitation, works as a facilitator, mentor, and simulated patient for the University of Leeds Institute of Medical Education and offers consultation to clinicians on affective communication with patients.
He is an Angling Trust licensed Coach in Game Angling and a Certified Tenkara Guide.
He published his first collection of poetry, ‘Heart On the Mountain’, as an Ebook in 2012 and as a paperback to good reviews in 2013.
On the 10th anniversary of his accident he set himself the challenge to run the Dales Way long distance trail, over 80 miles / 130km in three days, raising over £2000 for the charities, Martin House Children’s Hospice, Mind, Combat Stress, and Survival International.