Simon Francis is a former Senior Policy Advisor, who has worked in several government departments advising Ministers and senior officials on Mental Health, and Disability, Employment. He has also led on and delivered several national strategies for health and work. He has published research on the relationship between health and work, a cost benefit analysis of employment programmes, and what works in helping people with mental health conditions find work, among other areas. He also has experience working in both the private and voluntary sector, including consultancy for Sheffield City Region and Greater Manchester Health and Social Care.
Simon is a very experienced trainer and has developed and delivered many training sessions, and to broad audiences, including on areas such as Skills for Line Managers, Managing Mental Health at Work, Inclusion training for front line staff, Mental Health Awareness and more recently trained up a group of disabled people on Research Methods. Customers have included NHS, Local Authority, Government, community groups and private and voluntary sectors.