Dr Michelle Wright


Company Director

A British-qualified General Practitioner (GP), Dr Michelle Wright graduated from the University of Bristol in 1997. Before moving to Switzerland in 2004, she worked in a busy General Practice in London seeing patients of all ages with physical and mental health problems, but with a special interest in paediatrics and women’s health.

Michelle continues her patient contact working part-time in the Staff Medical Service of the International Labour Organization, Geneva, looking after the physical and psychological health of the staff members. Part of her role involves carrying out health checks and screening.

Utilising her skill of making health information easy to understand and accessible for all, for over 15 years, Michelle has had a weekly radio show, Health Matters, on World Radio Switzerland.

Passionate about health education, Michelle was one of the founders of HealthFirst in 2012 and became Company Director in 2018. Since its creation, she has ensured that all trainings and services offered are evidence-based, meeting international and Swiss standards and guidelines.

Michelle was an integral part of the team bringing the globally recognised Mental Health First Aid training in English to Switzerland. As well as delivering Mental Health First Aid training to companies, schools, and organisations, for the last four years, Michelle has been involved in training other instructors to deliver these courses.

Recognising the importance of health promotion and disease prevention and understanding the impact that lifestyle can have on overall health and well-being, Michelle has a diploma in Lifestyle Medicine from the British Society of Lifestyle Medicine. She has also completed a training in Employee Wellness and Stress Management with the Stanford Center for Health Education. These qualifications help her in the delivery of well-being workshops and health screening assessments for companies and organisations.

In the first of our quarterly series, Meet the Team, Dr Michelle explains what makes her tick.

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