Alexis Caught

With many strings to his bow, Alexis Caught brings a richness of expertise and experience to many topics and shares them with his community. A qualified & NHS trained psychotherapist, best-selling YA author, award-winning podcaster, public speaker and seasoned rugby player Alexis Caught is a true leader in the global queer community.

With a no holds barred and outspoken view on mental health, politics, suicide and drug prevention, Alexis is also the author of ‘Queer Up: An Uplifting Guide to LGBTQ+ Love, Life and Mental Health’. This saw him bring his engaging and informal, yet informative, tone to a Young Adult demographic making his debut book a best-seller, with highly in-demand events at Hay, Cheltenham, Dublin and Edinburgh literary festivals for the last two years. Passionate about writing, he was one of the 2023 judges for the BBC Young Writer’s Award.

As a mental health professional, Alexis works in the NHS and 1-1 with patients on a range of issues from trauma, shame, and anxiety with a specialism in sex & sexuality. He graduated from his Masters degree with a distinction, and was awarded with the coveted Dean’s Prize for Academic Excellence in Psychological Therapies and Mental Health Research after exploring the impact of compassion as a way of healing mental health illness.

Alexis works with a select list of global brands including HP, M&S, Gordons, Canterbury, ASOS, Sky TV and Virgin Voyages. He also partners with charitable organisations like The Albert Kennedy Trust, Opening Doors London and has also joined forces with the Heads Together Campaign. Alexis is a long-standing ambassador and volunteer for Shout 85258 Crisis Line, with the proceeds from his book helping to fund their vital work.

An historical relationship with @KensingtonPalace, the official Instagram account of the then Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, has seen Alexis become the first person ever to run an Instagram takeover of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s official account to launch Mental Health Awareness Week back in 2020. As recently as this year he has appeared in conversation with the Prince of Wales discussing Pride and mental health topics.