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Tobit Emmens talk

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Tobit Emmens portraitBefore we break for lunch, Tobit has a challenge for us. In 3 minutes, he will tell us how to be a revolutionary and change the world. But it’s easy for him – others have to take much longer.

Step 1. Listen – as we’ve already heard, to what people are saying and what they aren’t saying.

Step 2. Stand up – literally, now; feel the ground beneath your feet, and hold a confident body posture; it will change you and will change others too.

Step 3. Smile – one of the basic signs of humanity.

So go, go and smile, and go for lunch as well.

More Information

Devon Partnership NHS Trust : Mental Health and Learning Disability Services for Devon

Tobit’s website, and on Twitter

Tobit Emmens biography

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Tobit is Head of Research and Innovation for Devon Partnership NHS Trust and a University Fellow at the Exeter University Medical School. He received his MSc (a meta-narrative review on suicide and media) from the University of Exeter in 2010.

As an NHS manager, researcher and innovator, his work is grounded in the stories people, places and organisations tell and includes work on the identification and management of suicide ‘hotspots’, the use of SMS Text Messages to support people who self-harm, the role of online communities for people who self-harm, community wellbeing projects, and how to improve services for people with autism.

He is married, has three young children and lives in Exeter. You can find him on twitter as @tobite