World Mental Health Day 2023- ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.

Health and Wellbeing is an important and continual management process which aims to support the mental, physical, and physiological health of the population. The NHS CEP understands the importance of health and wellbeing support for both the clinical entrepreneurs and our population as a whole. To find out more, please visit:

Tuesday the 10th of October is World Mental Health Day. The theme for 2023, set by the World Foundation of Mental Health, is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.  

This day is about raising awareness of mental health and driving positive change for everyone’s mental health. It’s also a chance to talk about mental health, how we need to look after it, and how important it is to get help if you are struggling. 

The NHS CEP understands that the health and wellbeing of our clinical entrepreneurs is a key priority to ensure everyone is supported throughout their innovation journey whilst working within/ alongside the NHS. We are passionate about open communication around our mental health and we have a range of resources and signposted support to help our innovators throughout their time on the programme.

‘’Our day jobs in the NHS can sometimes feel really tough and although transforming patient care through innovation and entrepreneurship can be so impactful and personally rewarding, it can also be really demanding; physically, mentally and emotionally. That is why our team is dedicated to supporting the health and well-being of our Clinical Entrepreneurs throughout their journey with the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme.’’

Professor Tony Young OBE, National Clinical Lead for Innovation at NHSE and Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Anglia Ruskin University.

The NHS CEP Burnout Booklet is now live!

As a clinical entrepreneur, balancing your role within the NHS and being an innovator is challenging. At times you may feel stressed, anxious or low, and its important to understand if you are experiencing signs of burnout.

The burnout booklet has been created by the NHS CEP team, supported by Dr Claire Ashley, cohort 7 Clinical entrepreneur and Co-Founder and COO of BobbyChat, who has personally experienced and recovered from burnout.

This booklet aims to support all of our clinical entrepreneurs in understanding burnout, the stages of burnout and how to get help.

For more information please visit and you can view all of the NHS CEP dedicated resources at

Disclaimer: Our mental health webpages provide information, not advice.

All information provided on health and wellbeing from the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme (NHS CEP) is provided for general educational/informative purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice.

You must obtain relevant professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action based on the information in these webpages. If you have questions around mental health or wellbeing, you should consult a psychologist, doctor or other professional healthcare provider without delay. If you think you are experiencing any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention from a doctor or other professional healthcare provider.

Whilst we endeavour to ensure all information is up-to-date and correct, the NHS CEP make no representation, warranty or guarantee of any kind regarding the accuracy, reliability or suitability of the information/links provided. Any reliance you place on the materials is strictly at your own risk and the NHS CEP and Anglia Ruskin University accept no responsibility or liability in relation to them.