Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon & East Thurrock, has welcomed the appointment of Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George.
The Prime Minister has today appointed Dr Alex George as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador to advise the UK Government and raise the profile of mental health education and wellbeing in schools.
Dr. Alex is an A&E doctor and has been a passionate online campaigner for children’s mental health since he lost his brother to suicide last year.
As Youth Mental Health Ambassador, he will use his clinical expertise and personal experience to champion Government’s work on children’s mental health and shape policy on improving support for young people in schools, colleges and universities.
Thanks to his huge social media following among young people, Dr. Alex is well placed to signpost the support that is already available, as well as provide input and feedback to the Government on what more can be done.
He will also sit on the new Mental Health in Education Action Group, chaired by Children’s Minister Vicky Ford and Universities Minister Michelle Donelan – which will look specifically at how we support young people with their wellbeing as they return to school and university after this difficult year.
You can read more on this announcement here.
Stephen Metcalfe: “Children’s Mental Health Week could not be a better time to come together and help our younger generation in improving their wellbeing.
Therefore, I am delighted the Prime Minister has appointed Dr. Alex George as Youth Mental Health Ambassador. Dr Alex has been a passionate online campaigner for children’s mental health since he tragically lost his brother to suicide last year.”
Photo credit - Dr Alex George.