Sarah Bates

Since taking up post in 2016, Sarah has worked to raise awareness of the need for suicide bereavement support, increase the capacity of support, update and promote resources such as Help is at Hand and Finding the Words, and works tirelessly to drive change in the field of suicide prevention. Sarah is a Winston Churchill Fellow, and completed her Fellowship in Japan and Hong Kong in 2018. Sarah has a background in psychology (MA Hons) and neuroscience (PhD). With over 15 years’ experience of working with children and young people, she previously worked for Sistema Scotland, helping transform the lives of children through music.