Dr Dominique Thompson is a GP, young people’s mental health expert, TEDx speaker, author and educator, with over 20 years of clinical experience caring for students, most recently as Director of Service at the University of Bristol Students’ Health Service. It was for this work that she was named Bristol Healthcare Professional of the Year 2017.
She is a Clinical Advisor for the Royal College of GPs, and for Student Minds, the UK’s student mental health charity. She was the GP member of the NICE Eating Disorders’ guidelines development group, and the Universities UK StepChange and Minding Our Future committees. In 2019 she was nominated as one of the Top 100 West Women of the Year.
Dominique is also a member of the UK Mental Wellbeing in Higher Education group (MWBHE). Dominique has helped design apps and websites to support student mental health, and writes books on the topic.
She has been interviewed widely, including by the Guardian and Radio 4’s Today programme. Her TEDx talk entitled “What I learnt from 78,000 GP consultations with university students” highlights some of the causes behind the recent rise in young people’s mental health distress, and suggests ways in which everyone can better support the younger generation. Dominique has now launched her own student health and well being consultancy, Buzz Consulting, to assist organisations in improving their student support offer.