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Ian Macdonald

Children's Mental Health Expert, Charlie Waller Memorial Trust

Ian has held various roles in public health including Healthy Schools, You’re Welcome, substance misuse services and HeadStart. He teaches on young people’s health, including devising CPD programmes on mental health, substance use and relationship and sexuality education, as well as currently teaching for the Open University.

Ian delivers training on a diverse range of topics, including depression, self-harm, substance use, building resilience and developing whole school approaches to mental health.

Ian works for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust. The Trust aims to equip professionals with the tools to recognise the signs of mental health issues and ensure expert and evidence-based help is available when people need it. The Trust provides self-help resources and training for schools and colleges to promote resilience and mental wellbeing.