Wheelsheals was founded in 2014 by Elliot Barrington, who is coaching and inspiring people based on personal and professional experiences.
We are set to provide counselling, one-on-one, and group sessions for people who have suffered from trauma and unexpected changes in their life.
We specialize in helping you overcome traumatic events such as accidents, loss of loved ones, bad habits, depression, anxiety, infidelity, anger issues, and any other life-related problems.
Our projects are focused on approaches that develop techniques that can assist people in finding happier and more fulfilling lives.
WheelsHeals? One day after an on-water training session at Cambridge Rowing Club, accompanied by my wife by my side while making our way through the park.
We came across many young adults apparently having themselves a good time drinking and smoking. Yep, they were buzzing all right because as we make our way through the young crowd, I can hear a few of them chanting "go wheels".
They were saying it in an encouraging happy manner. It made my wife, and I chuckle. And every time I go to Cambridge through that park, my wife and I would never forget that playful nickname, wheels. That's how the name Wheels Heals was born.
In the year 2005, I was shot. The bullet struck my spinal cord, which left me paralysed from the waist down.
I thought my life was over. After all, I wasn't born this way.
Many family and friends abandoned me in my time of need, and I was left all alone to rebuild my life.
There were times I wanted to end my life, times I cried like a small child, but something kept me going forward, something kept me strong.
This "something" was because I was still breathing in the air and could still use my hands.
I was alive, and I wanted to stay that way...
One day while travelling to London, I came across two separate individuals that also use wheelchairs to get around.
One told me he doesn't even feel like leaving his house "what's the point "he asked; he went on about how depressed he was; he said he just wanted to stay hidden away.
While talking to this man, I could see in his eyes pure sadness that he was on edge.
I gave him my phone number if he ever needed someone to talk to.