Dr Tony Bates

Dr Tony BatesDr Tony Bates is founding director of Headstrong – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health in Ireland. Headstrong is an independent charity committed to championing the mental health needs of young people and to working with communities to design and implement comprehensive systems of care and support for all young people.

Tony’s core professional training is as a clinical psychologist, with a special interest in working with mindfulness-based programmes in mental health settings. He is also a full-time writer and editor of Ireland’s current mental health policy – A Vision for Change.