It has been a year since we published our suicide prevention planning guidance and thought it was a timely opportunity to take stock on progress made over that time.
Gregor is the National Lead for Wellbeing and Mental Health with Public Health England, a new national agency responsible for leading work nationally on improving the health and wellbeing of the population in England.
Previously, Gregor was an adviser to the Department of Health, following his leadership of a public mental health programme for the National Mental Health Development Unit in England from 2008 to 2011.
From 2003 – 2008, Gregor was the Director of the Scottish Government’s innovative and internationally renowned National Programme for Improving Mental Health and Wellbeing. Previously the Director of the Scottish Development Centre for Mental Health, a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Gregor has also worked in London and the South East of England managing mental health and community services.
Gregor believes in combining policy, research, practice and people’s lived experiences to help transform the way people and communities think and act about mental health and wellbeing. Gregor writes on mental health and wellbeing and lectures across the UK, Europe and Internationally.
Today is World Mental Health Day (WMHD) and as such there is a wide range of activities taking place across the world to raise awareness of mental health issues and to mobilise efforts in support of mental health.
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