Alex Bunting

Director of Inspire’s Mental Health & Addiction Services

Alex is the current Group Director of Inspire’s Mental Health & Addiction Services.
Alex has managed mental health and addiction support services for over 17 years across Northern Ireland, working primarily in communities impacted by trauma and conflict. Alex has worked extensively in developing approaches to support the recovery of people, in particular those impacted by trauma and addiction. Alex is a strong advocate for person centred care and challenges some approaches which look to label, diagnose and create barriers for people with co-occuring conditions, such as trauma and addiction.

13:30

Monday 21 June

Live Panel Discussion with Vivian McKinnon, Stephen Hughes, Alex Bunting & Margaret Bateson

"Trauma is perhaps the most avoided, ignored, belittled, denied, misunderstaood and untreated cause of human suffering" - Peter A Levine PhD

Exploring trauma in young people/communities/vulnerable adults and how as a society we can break the cycle and bring about healing.

17:00

Monday 21 June

Live Panel Discussion with Vivian McKinnon, Stephen Hughes, Alex Bunting & Margaret Bateson

What are the main challenges faced by educators, community staff and those dealing directly with traumatised individuals? What can we do to bring about change? What is happening on the ground and highlight the success stories.