XLP stands for ‘The eXceL Project’. In 1996, in response to a stabbing in a school playground, the school’s headmaster invited Patrick Regan OBE, a local youth worker at the time, to come into the school, work with their students and teachers, and help with difficult behavioural issues. After 22 years running XLP, Patrick left to set up the charity, Kintsugi Hope and Brighter Days, which helps to improve mental wellbeing.