About Dr Ben Spencer

I have worked for the past 10 years as an NHS doctor, specialising in mental health. So, I know the challenges that many hard-working people face. I am passionate about mental health, especially parity of esteem between mental health and physical health, and public health measures to prevent mental illness.  I believe that the Mental Health Act needs reform, and I was on one of the working groups in the recent Independent Review.  

For the past 3 years I have volunteered for a homelessness charity in London, going out at night helping people to come off the streets, and recently I was a Public Governor for an NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust. 

I went to a state grammar school in the West Midlands and attended medical school in London.  I’m married and have two children.

I believe that everyone, no matter their background, needs great opportunities in life: a quality education, a stable job, the chance to own your home, to raise a family, and the safety net of strong public services.