Explore the foundations for good mental fitness, and learn how to open up the conversation around mental health in the home or workplace with Dr Alex George, Government Ambassador for Mental Health and Former Love Islander.
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Mental Health: Opening Up The Conversation
An authority figure in the fight to end mental health stigma, Dr. Alex was named the UK Government’s Youth Ambassador for Mental Health, appointed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2021. Since then he has worked with charities such as Mind, YoungMinds and the Anna Freud Centre on a mission to have mental health sit on the National Curriculum, just as maths and English do.
A leading authority on mental and sexual health, Dr Alex now shares his story as well as tools and techniques in his keynotes for an accessible, informed and open conversation surrounding mental health.
Why Mental Health Matters
In this inspirational talk you will get to hear Dr Alex’s personal story, why he’s passionate about mental health, about the loss of his brother to suicide, and his appointment as Youth Mental Health Ambassador for the government. Alex will tackle the stigma and myths around the perception of mental health. What is good mental health? And how can we learn to curate our own mental health tool kit to keep us balanced? He will touch on what workplaces can do to look after their employees and what we all, collectively and individually can do to support better mental health
Dr Alex George | Speaker Biography
Dr. Alex George is a TV doctor, best-selling author, and Youth Mental Health Ambassador to the government. Alex has become a well known and respected figure amongst healthcare professionals in the UK, from his years as an A&E doctor, bringing the nation accessible and reassuring advice directly from the frontline throughout the pandemic. He has published three Sunday Times Bestsellers, Live Well Every Day and The Mind Manual for adults, and A Better Day for children,which is won Book of the Year for Children's Non-Fiction at the British Book Awards.Alex is on a mission to improve mental health support for young people, and has become prolific throughout the UK in his campaigning for Early Support Hubs. He also has a hugely successful podcast, Stompcast, which promotes the importance of walking in nature for mental and physical well being.In November 2021, presented his first full length documentary for BBC One and Children Need, Dr Alex: Our Young Mental Health Crisis. He also hosts his own radio show on Classic FM,Uplifting Classics, which explores the relationship between classical music and wellbeing. Alex recently presented the much talked about brand new show, Naked Education, alongside Anna Richardon and Yinka Bokkini, which is on All4 to watch now.