Gordon Johnston

Lived Experience Consultant

Gordon is employed as a part-time Peer Researcher on the ‘What Works For You’ Research project.

Gordon has previously worked in the public and voluntary sectors in areas including community development, managing a local community engagement organisation, coordinating the distribution of National Lottery and European funding, project development in several urban regeneration initiatives in Glasgow and project managing elements of the merger that led to the creation of the Big Lottery Fund.

He is active in many third sector mental health organisations in Scotland and also carries out consultancy work, mainly in the areas of peer research, patient engagement, community development and organisational development.

Gordon is active at a national level, sitting on the Health and Social Care Action Group of the Scottish National Action Plan on Human Rights, the Scottish Government’s Psychological Therapies Monitoring and Implementation Group and the Our Voice Delivery and Oversight Group. He is a Public Partner with Healthcare Improvement Scotland and has been a member of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme’s Mental Health Delivery Group as a service user representative since its inception in 2013.

He was appointed as a Board member of the Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland by the Minister for Mental Health in April 2017.