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Rethink Mental Illness – Brian Dow ( NSPA Co-Chair)

Brian joined Rethink Mental Illness in November 2014 having spent the previous fifteen years working for a range of well-known charities including Shelter, RNID and, most recently, the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. Prior to that he was a broadcast journalist working with both the BBC and the commercial radio sector.  In addition he is Chief Executive of Mental Health UK, an alliance of four charities across the UK.

Brian has family experience of suicide and is interested in advancing our understanding of the connection between mental ill health and suicide.