Simon has 7 years experience working clinically as a doctor across acute hospital care, paediatrics and psychiatry in UK and New Zealand. He established preventative adolescent mental health programme at UCLPartners, one of the Academic Health Science Network, and led development, piloting and evaluation of an innovative best practice adolescent peer mentoring intervention in East London which is now being scaled up across London.
He is the children's mental health lead at Newham Council where he is leading the development, implementation and evaluation of HeadStart, a multi-component innovative adolescent resilience programme. Additionally is leading the implementation of the local CAMHS transformation plan with CCG colleagues. This includes the integration of CAMHS with voluntary sector, school, early years and social care services. He has also established a social impact bond in East London to fund MST+FFT for adolescents on the edge of care.