About the Team
Our policy team is led by our CEO and distinguished mental health expert Dr Andrew McCulloch. Together with Head of Policy Simon Lawton-Smith, they have more than sixty years’ combined experience of public affairs and policy development in the health sector – working across Government and independent national organisations such as the King’s Fund and Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health.
Our past clients have inclued NHS Health Scotland, States of Guernsey, WHO Europe, Janssen-Cilag, NHS Appointments Commission, King’s College London and the Big Lottery Fund.
We helped the Big Lottery Fund undertake an analysis of voluntary and community sector support for people with mental health problems.
We developed national standards for Crisis Services with the Scottish government.
As one of the lead partners in the Anti Stigma Programme: European Network we analysed the policy drivers in operation across each of the participating 27 sites and researched the experiences of stakeholders in relation to their involvement in policy development in Scotland to inform a country specific policy brief.