PHILANTHROPY



"I believe that each of us should have the same chance to build a life we are proud to live, regardless of our past experiences."



- Tomasz Drybala

Driven by a passion for creating global change, Tom offers a wide range of seminars, courses, workshops and keynote speeches for charities and nonprofit organisations in the United Kingdom, Europe, United States and Asia. His mission is to support people who experienced childhood traumas and the organisations that help them.

    Work with

    Tom also supports the Wave Trust charity and the World Health Organisation. He is helping connecting communities committed to preventing adverse childhood experiences and building trauma-informed societies.

      The impact of WAVE's work:

      Wave's work is used internationally by UNICEF in Asia and Europe and by healthcare experts (e.g. Italy, Australia, Iceland); has been praised by the World Health Organisation and translated into multiple languages (including Icelandic), and was described as a ‘manifesto for the world’ by a senior UN official

      WAVE is an active member of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Violence Prevention Alliance and is coordinating the British group of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network for Trauma-Informed Prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences.

      The 70/30 campaign has been endorsed by:

        • 431 (66%) Westminster MPs across the political spectrum
        • 121 (94%) Members of The Scottish Parliament
        • 48 (80%) Welsh Assembly Members
        • 42 (47%) Members of the Northern Irish Assembly
        • 5 UK political parties (Labour, Liberal Democrats, Plaid Cymru, Alliance Party and Democratic Unionist Party)


      A WAVE-led coalition of early years experts was responsible for the inclusion of prevention in the Scottish Children & Young People Act 2014

      Brought preventive programmes (Family-Nurse Partnership and Roots of Empathy) to the UK which have benefitted over 80,000 children and families


      Established multi-nation, cross-sector workshops for senior decision-makers across the UK and Republic of Ireland, training them on child development and trauma, and solutions for prevention of ACEs