Ewan Hilton

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Ewan Hilton is Chief Executive of Platfform the mental health and social change charity. He has worked in the third sector in Wales since moving to Cardiff in 1989. Starting as a volunteer in a small homelessness and housing advice centre he was worked with young people leaving care, in hostels, supported housing projects and housing associations. He joined a mental health charity called Gofal in 2007 and has recently transformed it into Platfform.

Driven by a desire for equality and social justice Ewan is an advocate for a trauma informed approach to understanding emotional distress as an alternative to the dominant paradigm of psychiatric diagnosis. He has focused Platfform strategy on this and the transformation of public services in order that services designed to help do actually help. “our understanding of, and response to distress needs to undertake a paradigm shift and services that are set up to help require a fundamental system change and transformation in order to be fit for purpose. This is mine and Platfforms mission

Ewan Hilton

Ewan Hilton