Dr Chris Sanford is a GP partner at The Living Well Partnership in Southampton, and is the Primary Care Clinical Lead at the city’s Clinical Commissioning Group. Chris graduated from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Medical School and has over twenty years of experience in the voluntary sector including five years as a Chief Executive. Chris has long been intrigued by the link between an individual's social health and physical health and feels passionately that affordable access to good-quality impartial advice should be available to all regardless of status.
"Increasingly individuals turn to their doctor for advice on depression, anxiety and poor mental health and increasingly they leave without addressing the common root causes: debt, loneliness, relationship breakdown or workplace stress. Advising Communities seeks to provide something of an answer to these social issues and as Chair I am incredibly proud of the dedication of our advisers that daily support our clients to clear their debt, rebuild relationships, restore their confidence to get back into the workplace and to live their lives well."