Stirling became a member of Board of Trustees in 2014.  His clinical experience complements the broad range of skills available on the Board of MHM. 

Stirling worked as a psychiatrist in the NHS for 30 years, specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and was professional Head of Psychotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust until he took early retirement in 2013. 

Stirling continues to teach and supervise mental health professionals in the Trust and is a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. Stirling has a strong interest in training clinicians from all professions in CBT, and co-founded with the Institute of Psychiatry Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Course, which was the first cognitive therapy course in the country. 

"As one of the largest third sector providers of talking therapies services, MHM continues to impress me by its delivery of efficient and effective services. I am pleased to be able to bring some of my experience in the NHS to the table and support MHM in its work to offer evidence-based therapies to as wide a group of people as possible."

Stirling has a number of interests outside his work including running, opera and supporting Crystal Palace.