Chris O’Sullivan is Senior Project Manager at the Mental Health Foundation, based in Edinburgh. He works on a range of programmes working on the relationships between research, policy and practice. In Scotland MHF works across all areas of mental health, from promotion and prevention activities at population level, to supporting organisations in evaluation and development of innovative mental health services. At our core is a belief that inequality is a critical determinant of population wellbeing, and a major inhibitor of recovery from mental illness.
Chris has been interested in the role of the internet in mental health since 1997, where online peer support was key to his own recovery from mental ill health. In 2010 Chris led the development and delivery of the UK’s first conference on the internet and mental health, concentrating on both the risks, and the opportunities for mental health and the web. In 2012 MHF will launch a special interest group on mental health and technology in Scotland.
Chris is Chair of Trustees of Action on Depression, Scotland’s leading depression charity and a pioneer of ehealth in campaigning and service delivery to young adults with mental health problems. He is a founding member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland.
Chris has kept a daily photo blog on BAFTA award winning site blipfoto.com for more than 800 successive days. He tweets, in a personal capacity, as @mentalcapital.