Who are WHYSUP?
Whysup was founded by Mark and Liam, we are two friends that have known each other for over 20 years. We both attended the same secondary school and were always close, but like many of us drifted apart in pursuit of our own journeys in seemingly different directions.
Despite developing successful careers and appearing to make headway in life, we had each been progressing though the illness of addiction.
The effects, physically, mentally, socially and emotionally became too great to withstand and as a result the impact on their lives and the lives of those around them was catastrophic.
Years down the line we reconnected in recovery and offered mutual support, sharing our experiences and giving strength to each other. Wise up would often be said between us when our thoughts or mood needed lifting or in tough times.
Because why is the reason for everything we do in life. If there’s no why, generally there’s no outcome. Everything needs to be done for a reason. Whys breed positivity, they inspire us to do and be better, to overcome the challenges in front of us and give us a kick up the arse when we feel like giving up.
But for some people the whys can be the negatives that send them down a dark path. Why is this happening to me? Why am I like this? Why do I have to think like this? And this is the reason WHYSUP was born, to put an end to the negative whys and turn rock bottom into a platform to rebuild your life with the positives.
Mark and Liam often faced challenges in the early days - why should we listen to two addicts? Why are you here and this made them more determined to get the WHYSUP’S message out!
On a more basic level, WHYSUP’s name is a literal direction to everyone it communicates with to start thinking smarter in day to day life. You can almost hear a little voice in your ear:
“Oi mate, you don’t need to think like that, let us help you Whysup!”
So why do we do this?
To change the game, to come at this differently, avoid others suffering as we did and to show it can be done!