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At 58, Jackson Beaumont is halfway through two university degrees, scoring top marks in all his classes and laying the foundations to start a PhD in archaeology.
He describes his life as full of purpose, but it was not always that way.
Three years ago Mr Beaumont was sleeping under trees in the pouring rain, would go days without eating, and on four occasions, tried to take his own life.
He entered a cycle of homelessness after the sudden deaths of two close friends in 2017, which sent him into a spiral of severe depression.