Will Poulter helping spread the message on mental health
Will Poulter (centre) with NHS staff at the event
May 18, 2023
One of the stars of the Hollywood blockbuster currently on general release, Guardians of the Galaxy III, has been announced as an ambassador for Hammersmith, Fulham, Ealing and Hounslow Mind.
Will Poulter, who grew up in Chiswick, made a personal appearance at special screening of the film at the Ealing Project cinema this Monday (15 May) where his new role was revealed during Mental Health Awareness Week.
He was there to show his support for the NHS staff in West London to the delight of fans who had come to see it unaware he would be present.
Among those who met Will was Angela Caulder the Children and Young People Programme Delivery Manager at NHS North West London.
He also recently visited The Circle crisis cafe for children and young people, a service commissioned by West London NHS Trust. It is the first of its kind and provides an alternative environment to A&E admissions for children and young people. He described it as a ‘sacred space’ and said that ‘it really is saving lives’.
Will has been open about his own issues with mental health and praised the staff of West London NHS recording a video of thanks to them.
The film star who was born and educated in west London plays Adam Warlock in the new Marvel film.
Johan Redelinghuys, Clinical Director for CAMHS, said, "It's wonderful to have the support of Will Poulter who, as far as we're concerned, is a superhero on and off screen. Will has taken a big interest in the Circle Café and his support for young people’s mental health and wellbeing is invaluable. I have no doubt he will be an excellent ambassador for HFEH Mind."
You can find out more information about The Circle cafe on its website.
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