Love Island’s Dr Alex George Lands Deserving New Role Within The UK Government

He shared the exciting news on social media.

 

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On Wednesday morning, Dr Alex George took to Instagram to announce that he has been appointed as the young mental health ambassador by UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

In this new role, Dr Alex will now work closely with the government advising and contributing on topics related to youth welfare. He is set to help introduce more mental health programmes in schools and universities, making discussions more open, easy and normal. As a doctor, not only has Alex George been using his large platform to promote staying at home, showing the work he’s doing with the NHS and dealing with the tragic loss of his brother, but the former Love Islander has also been spreading positive encouragement, giving advice on how to stay motivated and reminding people that it’s OK to have bad days, but that it’s also important to reach out and speak out if you’re feeling down.

Dr Alex’s 19-year-old brother Llyr passed away last year after his own mental health battle. Speaking about the heartbreaking passing last July, Dr Alex wrote:

“We are hurting so bad. No words can explain. As a family we are devastated. We love you and miss you so much.”

 

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Now, after seven months and tireless campaigning, it’s absolutely fantastic to see Dr Alex get the recognition he deserves, meeting with Boris earlier this week to discuss his future with government.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet and I’m not sure it ever will. I am truly humbled. In my role, I will be working closely with the Government to make mental health an absolute priority. Never has mental health been more important than now,” the 27-year-old shared on social media.

“Nothing will bring my brother back but if I can make a positive impact that saves even one life, it will be worth moving mountains for. There is much work to be done. Particularly in the coming weeks and months. Thanks to each and every one of you for your incredible support,” Dr Alex continued by sharing.

The 27-year-old first graced our screens on the 2019 series of Love Island and we’re thrilled to see how far he has come.

Fair play!

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