Toby Williamson


Head of Development and Later Life

Toby leads on mental health in later life, dementia, and mental capacity, as well as project and policy work. Before joining the Mental Health Foundation, Toby worked in, and managed, community mental health services for people with severe and enduring mental health problems, drawing on his own experience of mental health difficulties to inform this work.

Toby’s areas of interest are in values, ethics, rights, social inclusion and user involvement, and he enjoys cycling into work from Crystal Palace.

Toby Williamson's blog

  • Published 06 August 2015
    Toby Williamson explores key aspects, and challenges assumptions about, mental health in later life...
  • Published 16 July 2015
    Toby Williamson, Head of Development & Later Life at the Mental Health Foundation, reviews the critical issues affecting deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS)
  • Published 12 March 2015
    In 2010 the Mental Health Foundation published a booklet called Grouchy Old Men? It was about older men’s mental health and some practical advice on how to provide appropriate support to men experiencing difficulties. At the time it was published the total number of suicides was 5,675, a figure that had been falling for a […]
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