Erk Gunce

Mr Erk Gunce

Expert by Experience (Mental Health Equalities), NHS England and NHS Improvement

Erk (pronounced Eric, pronouns: he/him) is a Turkish Cypriot who came to the UK to pursue higher education. He is an Expert by Experience in NHS England, providing lived patient expertise of NHS mental health services to help improve mental health equalities. By day, works as an HR, Organisational Development and Diversity and Inclusion Manager in NHS England. His mission is to embrace, and encourage others to embrace, vulnerability, equity, dignity in care, patient representation and systems improvement. He is a strong believer in intersectionality as he navigates multidimensional lived experience across gender, age, disability, ethnicity to name a few. Reach out to Erk on Twitter @erkgunce.