Michel Syrett is an independent mental health researcher, based in Scotland. He has had a bipolar diagnosis since 1997 and was a founding trustee and second chair of the mental health charity Bipolar UK. He is also a founding member of the Lived Experience Research Collective, hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, an independent collective of mental health researchers with lived experience of mental illness. A former journalist and academic researcher in business and management, he is the author or co-author of 20 books covering a wide range of business and mental health issues. In this respect he is currently a Senior Human Capital Fellow of The Conference Board, a non profit making research consultancy based in Brussels and New York.
Gordon Johnston and Michel Syrett prepare for the #HealthSMI event on 24th June by blogging about a recent pilot RCT of a health coaching intervention (Walk This Way) to reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity in people with serious mental illness.[read the full story...]