Michael Robinson had a difficult childhood and was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder at the age of seventeen.
At the age of twenty, Robinson joined the 4th Battalion Parachute Regiment, and later the 3rd Battalion Prince of Wales's Own Regiment. Upon passing out, he was awarded 'most improved recruit'.
Later into his military career, Robinson volunteered for the arduous 'Cambrian Patrol', a type of special forces training, with a view towards joining the SAS. However, during deployment in the Brecon Beacons, Robinson succumbed to hypothermia, and was ultimately sacked from the army on Christmas Eve after they had looked into his medical records.
From here, Robinson ended up in HM Prison Hull and later was locked up indefinitely under Section 37/41. He remained locked up for about three years and on release wrote about his experiences in his autobiography Sectioned: The Book the NHS Tried to Ban on Amazon Kindle.
As well as a soldier, other jobs Robinson has done include drummer for two successful groups, carer at a special needs school, chef, bouncer, driver and minder for a Hull escort agency. Also, he has an NVQ in catering, a diploma in Uniform Public Services, and has read law with criminology at university.
Robinson has been married to his long-term partner, Julie, for five years. He continues to support mental health campaigns with help from his local MP and other government agencies. This includes working with the Heads Together campaign, Mind, and other mental health charities.
He regularly helps out the homeless in Hull and other persons/groups in need where he can.