Trustee and CPD Presenter
Alastair is currently Joint Service Lead for the Tower Hamlets Education Wellbeing Service, having worked in a wide range of social work and CAMHS settings. Alastair trained first as a social worker, practicing in a range of residential and fieldwork settings before taking up a Family Therapy position in a school based CAMHS team in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Alastair has been a Trustee of IFT since 2011, having completed his systemic training with IFT in 2006. He was an advisor on the NICE Quality Standard Committee on physical and mental wellbeing and served as a school Chair of Governors. He is the Chair of IFT’s Ethics and Membership Committees. He has had a variety of roles in CAMHS, with a focus on outreach and multi-agency practice, most recently as Joint Service Lead of a new school’s Mental Health Support Team. He has published widely and co-edited an edition of Context exploring systemic practice in schools. He is a long standing member of the Association of Family Therapy Diversity, Equality and Inclusion committee.