Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

Policy advocacy: eating disorders

Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe won the DB Recovery+ McLean Hospital Deconstructing Stigma Award last year for Lifetime Achievement-Politician.

Lord Brooke has for decades been a champion for recovery in Parliament – and this year formed the All Party Parliamentary Group on the 12 Step Recovery Programme for Recovery from Addiction.

He leads not only through his personal example of recovery, but also by sponsoring legislation that can reduce the impact of addiction on population health. He has advocated for expanded services for
individuals experiencing addiction, supported innovative rehabilitation approaches to individuals who have commited crimes under the influence of alcohol, and pressured the alcohol industry to accurately label its products. He has coupled his policy work around alcohol with important, related, health advocacy regarding the reduction of obesity.

Further, at a personal level, he is a remarkably kind, unpretentious, well-informed, and gracious man who instinctively reaches out to help people in need. The number and range of people who respect and like him is extremely large; he is very much a man who makes friends wherever he goes.

“I cannot think of anyone who deserves this award more than Clive Brooke,” stated Professor Keith Humphreys of Stanford University + King’s College London.

Read Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe’s Parliamentary contributions (Hansard).