About

Hello everyone, and welcome to my website. My name is Andrew Gordon and I hail from Basildon in Essex!

Having spent approaching a decade as an elected member of Basildon Borough Council as well as working with and in the mental health system on a variety of projects, I have developed a passion for improving the quality of peoples lives primarly though improving societies mental health and wellbeing.

My work often focuses on recovery and hope based interventions, I also am a strong advocate for the empowerment of patient leaders. As a councillor, I was one of the first to take up Local Authorities Mental Health Challenge as a mental health champion and am proud to open about my lived experience of mental illness.

In my spare time I am an online gamer, baker and casual photographer, I also build my own computers – as a huge techie I also feel technology is opening up new frontiers for society and both the NHS and Local Government need to embrace this. I also am a keen volunteer spending some of my weekend on the local SOS bus.

If you want to read a bit more about me you can find out even more here.

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Moving on after loss

My birthday is on September the 24th, just before Alice’s which is October 5th. Alice and I were boyfriend and girlfriend and in 2015 for our 23rd birthday’s, we were planning to do a double Read more…