Weʼre raising £500 to fund a memorial bench at Whitstable Youth Club, where Nick worked as a youth worker
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Nick Hayes B.1972 - D.2021
This is a story of our son, Nick taught English and Film for 22 years in Kent Secondary schools. He spent his time nurturing the students writing but always had ambitions to write himself. Recently he left teaching to work as a youth worker. With more time to himself, he developed his blog, show casing his poetry and prose. He enjoyed participating in local spoken word events. Nick's first experience of mental illness was when he was 25 and led to a diagnosis of bipolar disease. In 2016, following severe stress at work, he experienced a breakdown and spent two weeks in hospital.
Nick battled with his bipolar and sadly died from suicide in April 2021.
Nick leaves behind his wife and two children, his parents, two brothers and extended family; as well as many friends.
Nick will not be forgotten and lives on in the memory of all who had the privilege of knowing him
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Alice & Vincent Radix
Jun 20, 2021
Nick was such a great colleague at Barton Court. Always smiling, so full of wit and such a dedicated teacher. I loved working with him; he would always lift my spirits. We send our love to you all. xx
Jun 14, 2021
I knew Nick for only one year in Maidstone, but I will never forget him. He was kind, funny, helpful and clearly an extremely good teacher. He brightened the day with his wit. A special person.
Jun 11, 2021
So sorry to hear this. I knew Nick from my time at the Debating Matters competition, which he was really engaged with. He clearly inspired his pupils to think about the wider world around them.
Jun 5, 2021
Such sad news. I'm forever grateful for his friendship and support at school.
Jun 3, 2021
Such sad news. Nick was a wonderful soul. Rest in peace, and thoughts to his family.
Ms Eileen Lewis
May 28, 2021
May 26, 2021
Rest in Peace Mr Hayes
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