Dr Alex has been announced by Boris Johnson as the government’s mental health youth ambassador!
Taking to twitter the Prime Minister wrote: “I’m delighted to announce that we have appointed @DrAlexGeorge to be our Youth Mental Health Ambassador. Young people have sacrificed so much during this pandemic and we are going to do everything we can to support them.”
The reality star and A&E doctor will work with the government to improve the support for young people across schools, colleges and universities.
Known for using his platform to campaign about mental health, Dr Alex sadly lost his younger brother to suicide last July and has been transparent about his own battles with mental health.
Having great passion for his new role, Dr Alex took to Instagram to share the good news. He captioned his photo: “WE DID IT!! You called and the PM answered!! I have been appointed as the Ambassador for Mental Health. It hasn’t sunk in yet and I’m not sure it ever will. I am truly humbled. In my role, I will be working closely with the Government to make mental health an absolute priority. Never has mental health been more important than now. From schools to universities, the NHS and the wider public, MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS. For the current as well as future generations, we must do everything in our power to bring meaningful change.
“Nothing will bring my brother back but if I can make a positive impact that saves even one life, it will be worth moving mountains for. There is much work to be done. Particularly in the coming weeks and months. Thanks to each and every one of you for your incredible support. Thank you also to the Prime Minister and Government for recognising our campaign and showing a desire to make a real change moving forward.
“I hope I can make you all proud. Most of all I hope I can make my brother proud, we will do it together my boy 💙 LET’S DO THIS 👊”
We can’t wait for the great work Dr Alex will do!