Dr Alex George has revealed the reasons for his decision to leave A&E, saying his “focus has changed”.
And the former Love Island star followed up with a video in which he explained his decision to change paths, saying “something had to give”.
Addressing his reasons for leaving A&E, told his Instagram followers he was struggling to manage all of his commitments and admitted ‘it wasn’t an easy decision’ but he felt he was nearing burnout professional.
Dr Alex, 31, has been a passionate mental health campaigner since losing his own brother Llŷr to suicide in July 2020.
“I love being an A&E doctor. It’s something I’ve trained my whole life,” he said.
“But I got to the point where I was burning out.”
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In February 2021, Dr Alex was appointed as an Ambassador for Youth Mental Health by the UK Government.
In a video announcing the role, he said, “I had taken on the role of Youth Mental Health Ambassador a year ago. [my] Business.
“All the other things that were going on. And I was also working in A&E.
“To be honest, I was burning myself out – and I don’t think it’s very good for a young mental health ambassador to allow myself to burn out and not take care of myself. themselves if you promote good health.”
Followers on Instagram shared their support for Dr Alex, with one saying, “You are so amazing, I’m sure your hospital and your colleagues will miss you so much! Good luck on your next adventure. “
And another said: “Mental health advocacy is a real calling, one I know well! Welcome to the club full time.”
Dr. Alex also shared the exciting news that he has written a children’s book to help young people manage their mental wellbeing and emotional health.
He said the book, A Better Day, will be released on September 15, adding, “I can’t wait for you to read it!”
His younger brother Llŷr tragically committed suicide when he was just 19 after battling mental health issues.
Dr. Alex recently revealed a touching tribute tattoo on his wrist to his brother. The tattoo is Llŷr’s name in Llŷr’s own handwriting, which was taken from one of his schoolbooks.
Revealing it on Instagram, Dr Alex wrote: He captioned it: “Llŷr ‘God Of The Sea’. The most beautiful name, it means so much to have it written in his own hand.
“We will never forget you boy x.”
In February, Alex took to Instagram to write a touching post on what would have been his brother’s 21st birthday.
Alex wrote: “It’s Llŷr’s 21st birthday today. Over the past year I’ve talked a lot about how hard it was to lose him, but I’m sad I haven’t spoken more about the person I am. ‘it was.
“Let me tell you a bit about him. Llŷr was kind, sensitive, funny, loved his cars and was a great brother and son. He was exceptionally smart and a great sportsman. We would talk for hours about the latest cars and what would be our dream.
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