Dr Alex George calls for better mental health education

Dr Alex George has called on his followers to help him secure a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson about mental health education in schools.

The former Love Island contestant and Lewisham A&E doctor has been campaigning for better support following the death of his younger brother Llyr.

The 19-year-old, who was due to attend medical school, killed himself in July after suffering mental health issues.

Writing on Instagram, Dr George said: “My number one goal is to help bring meaningful change to mental health education at schools across the UK.

“I want to meet with the PM @borisjohnsonuk and members of the cabinet to make this happen. I will be relentless on this mission. I will need all of your support to make this happen.”

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Alex also appealed to Boris Johnson on Twitter, he said: “Our children have a right to receive quality mental health education and support that adequately prepares them for the world that we live.

“Education and support for emotional wellbeing needs to be treated with the same importance as core subjects such as Maths and English.

“This has never been more important, especially with the effects of the pandemic.

“Too many lives are lost to each year to suicide, each one of them a potentially preventable loss of life.”

Dr Alex has nearly finished writing his book ‘Live Well Every Day’.

During the coronavirus pandemic he has documented his experience working in the healthcare system.

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