Andy Johnston

Clinical Director

Andy Johnston Associates


Andy has over 32 years’ experience in mental health. He has held Director posts in the statutory, independent and professional sectors and continues to hold a number of senior advisory positions to statutory and non-statutory organisations.

His previous roles include Clinical Director for Forensic services and Clinical Director for adult mental health services and he has a long demonstrable history of improving services. He left the NHS in 2014 and works with his professional Associates as independent consultants to mental health services across the UK and abroad, (AndyJohnstonAssociates). Andy has contributed to many national programmes/publications influencing the direction of travel for mental health services over the years and is an Editorial Board member of two international peer review scientific journals. He also has over 25 years’ experience as a trainer and senior lecturer in conflict resolution and physical intervention.

Andy has reviewed over 50 services spanning 8 European countries over the last decade. He held Executive Secretary and Director of Operations roles within the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU) Executive from 2002 until May 2013 and was appointed as Executive Director of Policy and Public Relations in 2019.

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