Biography - Peter Kelly

Peter Kelly, Head of Programmes, Mates in Mind

Peter Kelly works for Mates in Mind as Head of Programmes. He is mental health expert and advisor on mental health at work- and work-related stress and works with organisations to improve mental health in the workplace at both a strategic, organisational, and individual level. A passionate advocate of making workplaces mentally health and breaking down stigma towards mental health


He previously worked for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), as a Senior Psychologist, is a technical expert on prevention of work-related stress and promotion of mental health and a specialist inspector for enforcement action on these topics.   Peter was part of the team of psychologists involved in developing the scientific knowledge base for the HSE’s Management Standards approach to tackling work-related stress in Great Britain. Over the last 20 years he has co–authored several research papers published on those Standards. 

He has sat as a co-opted expert on National Institute of Clinical Excellence Review of Mental Health Promotion within the Workplace and on the Department for Health’s United Kingdom SHIFT Expert Review Panel on Workplace Mental Health Guidance. And been involved in developing organisation support advice for suicide reduction in workplaces

He has been involved in working across the EU on several initiatives in relation to psychosocial hazards and risk prevention. Scientific Expert Panel member to ISO 45003 Psychological Health and Safety in workplaces.