Dr Andreas Schenk
- BSLM Director of Mental Wellbeing
Andreas was born and raised in South Africa, a country with a rich heritage in outdoor living and healthy lifestyle tradition. After qualifying as a medical doctor in 1992 he worked as a General Practitioner with a special interest in treating Chronic Fatigue and during his specialist training he participated in psycho-immunology research. He has maintained his longstanding interest in all areas of Lifestyle Medicine, particularly exercise and nutrition, since taking up his first position as a Consultant Psychiatrist in 2000.
Andreas maintains busy independent psychiatric practices in Bournemouth and Southampton and he has enjoyed lecturing and examining other doctors specialising in psychiatry and general practice. Dedicated to a more holistic approach to treatment and prevention of psychiatric conditions, Andreas was a Founding Member of the European Society for Lifestyle Medicine as well as the European Lifestyle Medicine Organisation . He has delivered many successful presentations to health professionals and the general public on lifestyle interventions. He is also a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Society for Ecological Medicine.