Tom Pollard

Senior Policy Officer, Mind

Tom has worked in the Social Inclusion and Rights team within Mind's Policy and Campaigns unit since 2010. His work is currently focussed on campaigning for a fairer welfare and benefits system for people with mental health problems, and helping employers and employees to make workplaces more mentally healthy.

Having experienced mental health problems himself, Tom knows how important it is to be supported, respected and understood. He wanted to work for Mind to try to make sure that anyone experiencing a mental health problem, regardless of their circumstances or background, gets this support, respect and understanding.

 Prior to working at Mind, Tom studied international development, including spending long periods in parts of Africa, and worked as a researcher and assistant to an MP in Parliament.