Dr Helen Garr
- BSLM Regional Director, East Midlands
- General Practitioner
Dr Helen Garr is a portfolio GP working in Nottingham at the University of Nottingham health service and in urgent care with a keen interest in mental health and wellbeing.
She is passionate about the role of lifestyle in preventing and treating ill health and chronic diseases and much of her work focuses on promoting wellbeing in health care professionals and patients.
She has a varied background in psychology and nursing prior to entering medicine and utilises her psychology interest to underpin her work as a coach and mentor for doctors.
She is a PHE clinical champion for physical activity and regularly prescribes physical activity to her patients to help prevent and treat most chronic diseases and mental health issues. Her patients are used to hearing her favourite phrase ‘physical activity is our most powerful drug’!
Alongside her GP work Dr Garr regularly speaks and teaches about wellbeing as a HEE Wellbeing clinical fellow and Nottinghamshire LMC Wellbeing lead. She is also a clinical lead for the GP Health service and sits on the RCGP National wellbeing working group.
Alongside her keen interest in lifestyle medicine Dr Garr can be found running half marathons (slowly!), practising mindfulness and is on social media as TheWellbeingGP.