Rising to fame as a reality television contestant, Dr Alex George fast became a one-of-a-kind influencer. Determined to use his newly established platform for good, Dr Alex has made a name for himself as a wellbeing and mental health advocate, backed by his professional career as an A&E doctor. From Instagram to parliament, Dr Alex has made an undeniable impact on the awareness of mental health issues and now advises corporate clients on the ways in which they can support the health of their employees.
An authority figure in the fight to end mental health stigma, Dr Alex was named the Ambassador for Mental Health to the Government, appointed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2021. Years of determination led to Dr Alex’s appointment, having campaigned extensively for greater mental health support in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and in the wake of his brother’s death to suicide. As a trained medical doctor working in University Hospital Lewisham A&E, Dr Alex has further experienced the impacts of negative mental and physical health in his patients, giving him the experience and qualifications to support others.
Stepping into the spotlight in 2018, Dr Alex is recognisable from his time as a contestant on ITV’s Love Island. Signing up to the reality show in the hopes of finding love, Dr Alex didn’t walk away with a girlfriend, but he did win the heart of the nation. Down to earth and personable, audiences favoured Dr Alex from the outset during the fourth series of the show, and subsequently gained a huge fan following outside of the Love Island villa.
Currently, Dr Alex is championing greater awareness for mental health amongst young people and has released his first book ‘Live Well Every Day’ packed with advice for body and mind. He also has a podcast ‘The Waiting Room’ which celebrate healthcare heroes by telling their stories. As a sought after mental health speaker, Dr Alex is not only an expert in his field, with proven experience as an influential adviser, but he is instantly recognisable from his media career.