About The Mental Elf

Welcome to the Mental Elf. This website will help you find just what you need to keep up-to-date with all of the important and reliable mental health research and guidance.

Our team of mental health experts post blogs every week day with short and snappy summaries that highlight evidence-based publications relevant to mental health practice in the UK and further afield.

All of our blogs are free to read. This is important because our vision for this website is to facilitate a democratic conversation between patients, clinicians, researchers, carers, policy makers, health and social care professionals and others. It’s vital that this discussion takes place in a public space so we can learn from each other.

Our bloggers give their time for free and they are all really keen to contribute because they share our ethos for clearly communicating evidence-based research to anyone who is interested. This website is very much a group effort.

We scour over 500 sources of evidence (journals, databases, websites) every week, to find key guidancesystematic reviews and other high quality research and reports that will help make your practice more evidence-based. The selection process has no input from any external bodies, publishers, sponsors or commercial organisations.

No bias, no misinformation, no spin, just what you need.

Who started the Mental Elf?

The blog was started by André Tomlin in May 2011. André’s an Information Scientist and has worked in mental health since the late nineties, formerly at the University of Oxford Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health and since 2002 as MD of Minervation Ltd an evidence-based healthcare consultancy based in Oxford.

After 2 very successful years of blogging as the Mental Elf, André decided to invite colleagues to join him as contributors to the site. It’s great to involve a wide range of people in this venture, to bring in a fresh perspective and their considerable knowledge and clinical experience.

How is the Mental Elf funded?

The National Elf Service website, which contains the Mental Elf and a number of other elves covering topics from dentistry to social care, was set up by Minervation Ltd. The Founders of Minervation (André Tomlin and Douglas Badenoch) are also Founders and Directors of the National Elf Service. The website is self-funded and receives no money from the pharmaceutical industry or other commercial organisations. We feel that it is important we remain independent from any commercial organisations who work in mental health.

In 2012, we received a small research and development grant from the UK Government to carry out the market research to get our website fully tested and launched.

In 2023, we set up a fundraising campaign to raise money from our website users to keep the blog online and open to all.

Does the Mental Elf make money?

All of the National Elf Service blogs (including the Mental Elf) are free. That will always remain so. Contributors are not paid for their blogs, and we only work with people who have no conflict of interest.

However, it costs money to run the website. We generate revenue from Membership. Our members enjoy the added benefits of a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) system within the National Elf Service website. This is aimed at students and professionals who need to keep up to date with the latest research in a way that can be linked to their CPD. The CPD system has been built with significant investment from Minervation and is run as a business. We sell individual and institutional subscriptions to this website and our clients include universities, charities, the NHS and local authorities. An institutional subscription includes bulk access to our CPD membership area as well as consultancy support from our team. Find out more by reading our publicity leaflet.

We also generate revenue from consultancy services that we provide to the NHS, charities, universities, professional membership bodies and mental health networks. Our consultancy services include live reporting from mental health events (#BeyondTheRoom) and producing bespoke digital content (e.g. podcasts, videos).

We invest our profits to keep the National Elf Service blogs freely available for all. It costs around £50,000 per year to run The Mental Elf.

Is the National Elf Service ever paid for content?

No. We do not accept commissioned articles, and we do not work with authors who have a conflict of interest with the paper in question.

Who edits the blogs?

We currently have 5 Elf Coordinators working at The Mental Elf. Whilst they mainly commission and edit blogs, they can often be found working on a variety of different projects including #BeyondTheRoom events and more. If you have a question for one of the team or would like to write a blog for us, you can read more about them and the topics they are responsible for below:

Dafni Katsampa

Dafni KatsampaDafni is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire. She holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from UCL. Prior to training, Dafni worked at Samaritans –Online Harms and led research to understand the impact of self-harm and suicide online content on young people. Dafni is interested in human rights and social justice, forced and voluntary migration, the impact of trauma and trauma-focused practice, social determinants and health inequalities, and LGBTQ+.

Dafni is responsible for our blogs on Arts and cultural engagement, Exercise, physical activity and diet, suicide and self-harm, Substance use, dependence and addiction, Loneliness, Migration, Refugees and Asylum seekers and Psychosocial Interventions, Global mental health, Psychedelics and novel treatments, and Climate Change.

Laura Hemming

Laura HemmingLaura completed her PhD at the University of Manchester investigating how difficulties with identifying and describing emotions are related to suicide and violence amongst male prisoners.  Laura’s research areas of interest include forensic mental health, suicide prevention and qualitative research methods. Laura has always had a strong interest in patient and public involvement and engagement in research.

Laura is responsible for leading our Beyond The Room work in Australasia. Send her an email if you have an event coming up in Australia or New Zealand and you’d like some help taking this #BeyondTheRoom laura.hemming@nationalelfservice.net

Follow Laura on Twitter @LHemming123

Connect with Laura on LinkedIn here

View Laura’s Mental Elf blogs here

Éimear Foley

Éimear FoleyÉimear is a PhD student based at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol. During her PhD, she will make use of epidemiological cohort studies, genetic analysis, and experimental medicine approaches to further our understanding of the role of inflammation in depression and cognitive function. She has a background in the fields of psychology, cognitive and clinical neuroscience, and neuropsychology.

Éimear is responsible for our blogs on biological psychiatry, molecular psychiatry, and genetics. As a member of the #BeyondTheRoom team, she is also involved in event coordination and the live tweeting, blogging, podcasting, and streaming of international health events. 

Follow Éimear on Twitter @eimear_foley1

View Éimear’s Mental Elf blogs here

Nina Higson-Sweeney

IMG_8436Nina is a PhD student within the Department of Psychology at the University of Bath. Her PhD research focuses on using mixed methods to further our understanding of fatigue as a symptom of adolescent depression. Prior to this, Nina completed a BSc Psychology and MSc Health Psychology at UWE Bristol, and conducted research in areas such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), loneliness in children and young people, and sexual violence at universities. Nina’s current research interests include youth mental health (particularly depression, anxiety, OCD, and self-harm), the use of coproduction and lived experience input within research, and mental health in minoritised groups.

Nina is responsible for our blogs on: Anxiety, Depression, Diagnosis and Transdiagnostic, Digital Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Mentally Ill Professionals, Minorities & Inequalities, Public Mental Health and Primary Care, Workplace Mental Health, and Youth Mental Health.

Follow Nina on Twitter (@n_higsonsweeney) and view her Mental Elf blogs here.

Who writes for the Mental Elf?

We have an ever-expanding team of people who contribute to the site. The group includes senior clinicians and researchers, health and social care professionals, academics, service users, students, information scientists and carers.

We’re adding to our network of writers all the time, so find out more if you’re interested in getting involved yourself.

Do you have an elf in you, fighting to get out?

Click on the little pointy eared fella to find out more about writing for the Mental Elf

  1. Esha Abrol, General and Older Adult Psychiatry Registrar, Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust
  2. Clive Adams, Chair of Mental Health Services Research and Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, University of Nottingham
  3. Sally Adams, Associate Professor, University of Birmingham
  4. Vishal Aggarwal, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds
  5. Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Postdoctoral Research Associate, King’s College London
  6. Sophia Ahmed, Assistant Psychologist, National Problem Gambling Clinic, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  7. Syeda Akther, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Oxford
  8. Lia Ali, Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  9. Eva Alisic, Psychologist and Research Fellow, Monash University
  10. Ahmed Al-Shihabi, Medicine Student, University College London
  11. Ariadna Albajara Saenz, Postdoctoral Researcher, Wiener-Anspach Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge
  12. Rachel Allan, Practice Leader, The Royal Mencap Society
  13. Rob Allison, Senior Lecturer, University of York
  14. Lucía Almazán Sánchez, Medical Student, King’s College London
  15. Murtada Alsaif, Pharmacist
  16. Hanzla Amir, Senior House Officer, Oxleas NHS Trust
  17. Ian Anderson, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manchester
  18. Ole A. Andreassen, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oslo
  19. Kinga Antal, MSc Student, Kings College London
  20. Alexis An Yee Low,  MB-PhD Student, University College London
  21. Becky Appleton, Research Fellow, University College London
  22. Steve Appleton, Managing Director, Contact Consulting
  23. Briana Applewhite, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, King’s College London
  24. Sophie Archer, Assistant Psychologist, CAMHS, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Trust (RDASH)
  25. Golnar Aref-Adib, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, University College London and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  26. Alejandro Arguelles Bullon, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, UCL
  27. Mahmoud Arif, Student Wellbeing Officer, Dubai
  28. Athina Aruldass, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Stanley Centre for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
  29. Louise Arseneault, ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow and Professor of Developmental Psychology, King’s College London
  30. Jessica Armitage, PhD Student, University of Bristol
  31. Andie Ashdown, MSc Student, University College London
  32. Emma Ashworth, Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
  33. Henry Aughterson, PhD Student, University College London
  34. Tuba Saygin Avsar, Health Economics Research Fellow, University College London
  35. Camilla Babbage, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  36. Douglas Badenoch, Director of Minervation Ltd
  37. Eleanor Bailey, Research Assistant / PhD Candidate, Orygen, Australia
  38. Megan Bailey, PhD Researcher, University of Bath
  39. Jemma Baker, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  40. John Baker, Chair of Mental Health Nursing, University of Leeds
  41. Ioannis Bakolis, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Kings College London
  42. Piumee Bandara, Consultant, World Health Organization
  43. Michelle Banfield, Associate Professor, Australian National University
  44. Lucy Barrass, Evidence Synthesis Analyst, Newcastle University and NIHR
  45. Joe Barnby, Research Assistant, University College London
  46. Kirsten Barnicot, Senior Lecturer, City, University of London
  47. Jack Barton, PhD Student, University of Manchester
  48. Jason Bantjes, Chief Specialist Scientist, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council
  49. Bibire Baykeens, Medical Student, Univesity of Plymouth
  50. Luke Bayliss, PhD Student / Research Officer, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  51. Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
  52. Imogen Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Psychologist, Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  53. Jonny Benjamin, Mental Health Campaigner, Film Producer, Public Speaker, Writer and Vlogger
  54. Laura Bennett, Research Assistant for the Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme (LeDeR), University of Bristol
  55. Vanessa Bennett, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  56. Clara Belessiotis, Core Trainee in Psychiatry, East London Foundation Trust
  57. India Bellairs-Walsh, Research Assistant, Orygen, Australia
  58. Francesca Bentivegna, PhD Student, University College London
  59. Hollie Berrigan, Lived Experience Lead, Beam Consultancy
  60. Natalie Berry, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Manchester and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS
  61. Kathryn Berzins, Research Fellow in Mental Health, University of Leeds
  62. Victoria Betton, Director of mHabitat
  63. Vishal Bhavsar, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow in Epidemiology, King’s College London
  64. Kam Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  65. Camilla Biggs, Assistant Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  66. Catherine Bird, Research Assistant, King’s College London
  67. Molly Bird, Research Associate, University College London
  68. Jo Billings, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor, University College London
  69. Jonathan Bisson, Psychiatrist, Cardiff University
  70. Melissa Black, Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute
  71. Jessica Bone, Research Fellow in Epidemiology, University College London
  72. Anya Borrisova, Junior Doctor, NHS
  73. Lisa Bortolotti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
  74. George Bougas, MSc Student, King’s College London
  75. Helen Bould, Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellow, University of Oxford
  76. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Founder and Director, National Problem Gambling Clinic
  77. Lucy Bowes, Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
  78. Marlee Bower, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Matilda Centre for Research for Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney, Australia
  79. Hannah Bowers, Research Fellow, Southampton University
  80. Simon Bradstreet, Research Fellow, University of Glasgow
  81. Rachel Brand, Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  82. Josefien Breedvelt, Research Officer, Mental Health Foundation
  83. Gerome Breen, Psychiatric Geneticist, King’s College London
  84. Alana Breen, Psychological Therapist-in-Training, Centre for Psychological Therapies, University of Edinburgh
  85. Lauren Breen, Associate Professor, Curtin University, Australia
  86. Isabella Brereton, Learning Support Staff and Research Assistant
  87. Simon Brett, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner & MSci Student, University of Reading
  88. Amy Broadbent, Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, University of Essex
  89. Danielle Brocklebank, MPhil Student in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  90. Philip Brooks, Psychiatry CT1 Doctor, South London and the Maudsley
  91. Matthew Broome, Chair in Psychiatry and Youth Mental Health, and Director of the Institute for Mental Health, University of Birmingham / Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
  92. Ellie Brown, Research Fellow, Orygen and Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  93. Mark Brown, Development Director, Social Spider CIC
  94. Poppy Brown, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  95. Sue Brown, Senior Research Fellow, MindTech Medtech Co-operative, University of Nottingham
  96. Stefan Brugger, NIHR Academic Clinical Research Fellow, University College London
  97. Martin Brunet, GP, Binscombe Medical Centre
  98. Kjetil Gundro Brurberg, Researcher in the Division of Primary Care and Clinical Procedures, Norwegian Knowledge Center for Health Services in Public Health, Norway
  99. Megan Buoey, Junior Doctor (F2), South Yorkshire Deanery
  100. Jennifer Burgess, Academic Clinical Fellow in General Adult Psychiatry, Newcastle
  101. Lisa Burscheidt, Assistant Librarian, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  102. Georgie Buswell, Assistant Psychologist and Research Assistant, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  103. Richard Byng, GP and Professor in Primary Care Research, University of Plymouth
  104. Peter Byrne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal London Hospital
  105. Sadhbh Byrne, Research Assistant, Orygen, Australia
  106. Alastair Canaway, Research Fellow, University of Warwick
  107. Krysia Canvin, Independent Health Services Researcher, University of Leeds
  108. Victoria Carlisle, PhD Student at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  109. Sarah Carr, Associate Professor of Mental Health Research, Middlesex University / Independent Consultant, Sarah Carr and Associates Ltd
  110. Zoe Catchpole, Peer Impact and Engagement Officer, McPin Foundation
  111. Laura Caven, Policy Manager, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  112. Brant Cebulla, Development Director, Vitamin D Council
  113. Emma Cernis, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  114. Iain Chalmers, Coordinator, James Lind Initiative
  115. Justin Chan, PhD Student, University College London
  116. Justin Chapman, Research Fellow, Griffith University
  117. Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker, UK Cochrane Centre
  118. Kate Chartres, Nurse Consultant, Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wears NHS Foundation Trust
  119. Natasha Chilman, PhD Student, King’s College London
  120. Paul Christiansen, Lecturer, University of Liverpool
  121. Andrea Cipriani, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford / Editor in Chief of Evidence-Based Mental Health
  122. Alison Clarke, Research Assistant, Orygen, Australia
  123. Gerard Clarke, Professor of Neurobehavioural Science, University College Cork
  124. Natasha Clarke, PhD Student, University of Liverpool
  125. Philippa Clery, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, University College London
  126. Alys Cole-King, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board / the Royal College of Psychiatrists Spokesperson on Suicide and Self harm / the Clinical Director of Connecting with People
  127. Elizabeth Collier, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Derby
  128. Lorna Collins, Researcher and Member of the MARCH Network
  129. Jennifer Collom, Research Assistant, King’s College London
  130. Dean Connolly, Student, University College London
  131. Nicola Coop, Assistant Psychologist
  132. Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling at the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde
  133. Emma Corcoran, Research Assistant, University College London
  134. Fabiana Corsi-Zuelli, PhD Student in Neuroscience (Immunopsychiatry), University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Brazil
  135. Samuele Cortese, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Southampton / Honorary Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Solent NHS Trust
  136. Nia Coupe, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Chester
  137. Elana Covshoff, Programme Manager, SHRINE
  138. Marie Crabbe, Research Assistant, Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust
  139. Jake Crawshaw, PhD Candidate at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London
  140. Byron Creese, Research Psychologist, University of Exeter
  141. Daisy Crick, PhD Student, University of Bristol
  142. Ioana Cristea, Associate Professor, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania / Research Fellow, University of Pisa, Italy
  143. Ioana Crivatu, Research Assistant, Middlesex Univerity
  144. Jazz Croft, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Academic Mental Health, University of Bristol
  145. Rebecca Crook, Research Assistant, University of Manchester
  146. Lauren Cross, Research Assistant, University of Cambridge
  147. Grace Crowley, Academic Clinical Fellow and Core Psychiatry Trainee, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  148. Laura Culshaw, Assistant Psychologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital/ Research Associate, University of Westminster
  149. Ian Cummins, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford
  150. Emily Currell, MSc Student, University College London
  151. Simon D’Alfonso, Lecturer in Digital Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  152. Siobhan D’Almeida, MSc Mental Health Studies Student, King’s College London
  153. David Daley, Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change, University of Nottingham
  154. Tim Dalgleish, Programme Leader, University of Cambridge
  155. Christian Dalton-Locke, PhD Student, University College London
  156. Jermaine Dambi, Senior Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  157. Aster Daniels, Research Nurse, King’s College Hospital
  158. Sasha Danilina, PhD Student, University College London
  159. Ruth Darby, Therapist-in-Training, Centre for Psychological Therapies, University of Edinburgh
  160. Trish Darcy, Research Associate, University of York
  161. Suzanne Dash, Graduate-Entry Medicine Student, University of Oxford
  162. Subodh Dave, Dean-Elect, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  163. Geoff Davies, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Surrey
  164. Kelly Davies, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of York
  165. John M Davis, Professor of Psychiatry and Research Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago, United States
  166. Alice Dawson, Forensic Psychologist in Training, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
  167. Emily Day, Research Programme Administrator for the iCATS project, University of Oxford
  168. Jennifer de Bayer, Research Coordinator at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford
  169. Derek de Beurs, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  170. Caroline De Brun, Knowledge and Evidence Manager, Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services
  171. Angharad de Cates, Psychiatry Registrar and Honorary Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School
  172. Franco de Crescenzo, DPhil Candidate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford / Honorary Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  173. Lindsay Dewa, Research Fellow, Imperial College London
  174. Helen Dodd, Professor of Child Psychology, University of Reading
  175. Clare Dolan, Research Assistant, University of Edinburgh
  176. Jill Domoney, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at the Section of Women’s Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  177. Ailsa Donnelly, Lay Chair of the PRIMER group
  178. Nicholas Donnelly, Clinical Lecturer in General Adult Psychiatry, University of Bristol
  179. Muna Dubad, PhD Student, University of Warwick
  180. Jay Duckworth, PhD Student, University of Liverpool
  181. Brendan Dunlop, Clinical Psychologist in Training, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  182. Snigdha Dutta, Project Associate, Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Cambridge
  183. Sharon Eager, Research Assistant, University College London
  184. Sammy Eden, PhD Student, University of Bath
  185. Sarah Egan, Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University, Australia
  186. Thalia Eley, Professor of Developmental Behavioural Genetics, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  187. Tyler Elliot, MSc Student, University College London
  188. Edel Ennis, Lecturer in Psychology, Ulster University
  189. M. David Enoch, Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  190. Edzard Ernst, Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter
  191. Ivan Ezquerra-Romano, PhD Student, University College London
  192. Michelle Eskinazi, MSc Student, University College London / Core Psychiatry Trainee, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  193. Norah Essali, Medical Student, University of Kalamoon, Syria
  194. Pete Etchells, Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychology, Bath Spa University
  195. Katie Evans, Head of Research and Policy, Money and Mental Health
  196. Melisa Eyuboglu, MSc Student, King’s College London
  197. Alison Faulkner, Surviver Researcher and Trainer in Mental Health
  198. Mina Fazel, Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Oxford / Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  199. Jodie Ferris, Assistant Psychologist, Homerton NHS University Trust
  200. Matt Field, Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool
  201. Chris Fielding, Academy Lead, Forwards Centre, Bolton Impact Trust
  202. Caroline Fiennes, Director, Giving Evidence
  203. Saoirse Finn, Network Co-ordinator, Arts Health Early Career Research Network
  204. Katie Finning, PhD Student, School of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter
  205. Terry Flemming, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  206. Meg Fluharty, Research Assistant at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  207. Andrés Fonseca, Consultant Psychiatrist / CEO, Health eLiving Partnership / Honorary Lecturer, University College London
  208. Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  209. Alexander Foster, Research Worker in Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  210. Una Foye, Research Officer, Mental Health Foundation
  211. Robbie Fraser, Social Worker (Mental Health), London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  212. Eleana Frisira, Junior Doctor, NHS
  213. Suzi Gage, Lecturer in Psychology and Epidemiology, University of Liverpool
  214. Nuria Gardia, MSc Student, University of Birmingham
  215. Tanya Garg, Human Capital Consulting Analyst, Deloitte India
  216. Linda Gask, Emerita Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, University of Manchester
  217. Darya Gaysina, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sussex
  218. Lina Gega, Reader in Mental Health, University of York and Hull York Medical School
  219. Svenja Sophie Geissler, Research Associate, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LMU University Hospital
  220. Clarissa Giebel, Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
  221. Bethany Gill, Research Associate, Lancaster Associate
  222. Patricia Gillen, Head of Research and Development for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) / Lecturer, Ulster University
  223. Maria Giorgalli, Student, MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences, University College London
  224. Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Artist, Midwife and Birth Activist
  225. Pattie Gonsalves, Project Director, It’s Ok To Talk, Sangath, India
  226. Guy Goodwin, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  227. Sophie Graham, Medical Student, Newcastle University
  228. Anjana Greedharee, Trainee in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, APEIM and Rangers Foundation Trust Special Needs School, Mauritius
  229. Amy Green, Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol
  230. Bethany Green, Social Worker in community mental health services, East London
  231. Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green, Post-Doctoral Fellow, ARC South London, NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
  232. Sarah Gregory, Doctoral Candidate and Study Coordinator, University of Edinburgh
  233. Ellen Grimas, PhD Student, Imperial College London
  234. Alice Grishkov, Mental Health Social Worker / Care Coordinator, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  235. David Gunnell, MB, ChB, DSc, FMedSci Professor of Epidemiology, University of Bristol
  236. Carolina Guzman Holst, DPhil Student, University of Oxford
  237. Peter Haddad, Senior Consultant in Psychiatry, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar / Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Qatar University, Qatar
  238. Jonas Hagenberg, PhD Student, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
  239. Elizabeth Hall, MSc Student, King’s College London
  240. David Hallford, Clinical Psychologist and Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia
  241. Ian Hamilton, Associate Professor in Addiction, University of York
  242. Laura Hankey, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  243. Terry Hanley, Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, University of Manchester
  244. Ben Hannigan, Reader in Mental Health Nursing, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University
  245. Keir Harding, Occupational Therapist, Cynnwys (together), at the personality disorder service, Cardiff
  246. Emily Hards, Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Bath
  247. Laurie Hare-Duke, Research Fellow, the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  248. Catherine Harmer, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford
  249. Amanda Harris, Psychologist and Director of the Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network
  250. Judith Harrison, Welsh Clinical Academic Training Fellow, Cardiff University
  251. Camille Hart, Psychiatric Trainee Doctor, Queen’s University, Belfast
  252. Suzan Hassan, PhD Student, University College London
  253. Helge Hasselmann, Research Masters Student in Clinical and Cognitive Neurosciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  254. Simon Hatcher, Full Professor of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Canada
  255. Joseph Hayes, Clinical Training Fellow, Division of Psychiatry, University College London
  256. Laura Hemming, PhD Student, University of Manchester
  257. Jill Hemmington, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader PG Cert (AMHP) at the School of Social Work, Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire
  258. Georgia Herring, Research Assistant, University of Bath
  259. Paul Heron, Research Fellow at Closing the Gap Network, University of York
  260. Sarah Hetrick, Associate Professor in Youth Mental Health, University of Auckland, Australia
  261. Jessamy Hibberd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  262. Emily Hielscher, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland, Australia
  263. Nina Higson-Sweeney, PhD Student, University of Bath
  264. Beth Hindhaugh, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  265. Kerrie-Anne Ho, PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales, Australia
  266. Chris Hollis, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Nottingham / Consultant in Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  267. Mark Horowitz, Training Psychiatrist / PhD Student, King’s College London
  268. Maxine Howard, PhD Student, University College London
  269. Dochka Hristova, Project Coordinator, National Elf Service
  270. Samei Huda, Consultant Psychiatrist, Pennine Care
  271. Charlotte Huggett, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  272. Liz Hughes, Professor of Mental Health, University of Huddersfield and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  273. Tyler Hughes, Senior Assistant Psychologist and Research Assistant, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  274. Zill-e-Huma, Lecturer & Doctoral Fellow, Global Institute of Human Development, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Pakistan
  275. Neil Humphrey, Professor of Psychology of Education and Head of the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  276. Xanthe Hunt, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Life Course Health Research, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  277. Lucy Hyam, PhD Student, King’s College London
  278. Jane Iles, Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS / Research Associate, Imperial College London
  279. Annie Irvine, Research Associate, ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health, King’s College London
  280. Udita Iyengar, Project Manager in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  281. Jenna Jacob, Researcher, Anna Freud National Centre
  282. Pamela Jacobsen, Clinical Psychologist and NIHR Research Fellow, King’s College London
  283. Benjamin Janaway, Psychiatry Trainee and Science Communicator
  284. Alex Jarram, PhD Student, University College London
  285. Sameer Jauhar, Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  286. Sam Jee, Research Associate, University of Manchester
  287. Karin Jervert, Expert by Experience at Mad of America, fine artist and author
  288. Pia Jeppesen, MD, Senior Researcher, and Associate Clinical Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  289. Harmony Jiang, Clinical Studies Officer, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT)
  290. Sonia Johnson, Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry and Director of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, University College London
  291. Susie Johnson, Graduate, University of Bristol
  292. Mandy Johnstone, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Edinburgh
  293. Andrew Jones, Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool
  294. Ian Jones, Professor of Perinatal Psychiatry, Cardiff University / Director of the Welsh National Centre for Mental Health
  295. Jonathan Jones, PhD Psychology Student, University of Exeter
  296. Mona Jones, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, AnDY Research Clinic, University of Reading
  297. Dan Joyce, Clinical Lecturer at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London / Junior Doctor in general adult psychiatry
  298. Joe Judge, Clinical Psychologist, Hamilton Psychological Therapies Team, Lanarkshire
  299. Bani Kahai, Doctor, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  300. Melisa Kanber, Doctor, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  301. Shubhangi Karmakar, Medical and MSc Student, Trinity College Dublin
  302. Muzaffer Kaser, Psychiatrist and Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  303. Dafni Katsampa, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  304. Anjuli Kaul, Administrator, Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network
  305. Katerina Kavalidou, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Suicide Research Foundation in Ireland
  306. Linda Kaye, Reader in Psychology, Edge Hill University
  307. Eleanor Kennedy, PhD Student at Bristol Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  308. Patrick Kennedy-Williams, BPS Chartered and HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist / Co-director of Psychology Oxford
  309. Jacqueline Kent-Marvick, PhD Student and T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow, University of Utah, United States
  310. Suzy Ker, Consultant in Working Age Adult Psychiatry, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  311. Jack Kerwin, Medical Student
  312. Roxanne Keynejad, Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Section of Women’s Mental Health, King’s College London
  313. Nagina Khan, MRC Research Training Fellow at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester
  314. Karel Kieslich, PhD Student, University College London
  315. Francesca Kingston, Assistant Psychologist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  316. Olivia Kirtley, Research Assistant, University of Glasgow
  317. Charlotte Kitchen, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of York
  318. Martin Knapp, Professor of Health and Social Care Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
  319. Peter Knapp, Reader in Health Sciences, University of York
  320. Pooky Knightsmith, Speaker, Lecturer, Trainer, Author and Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition
  321. Dee Knipe, Vice Chancellor’s Elizabeth Blackwell Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  322. Sarah Knowles, Research Fellow, NIHR School for Primary Care Research
  323. Will Koehler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania / Owner of Journey to a Trauma Informed Life, LLC
  324. Magdalena Skowronska, Clinical Practitioner, Camden and Islington NHS Trust, North Camden Crisis Resolution Team
  325. Marissa Kube-Clare, Trainee Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Trust
  326. Stanley Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and the Director WHO Collaborating Care in Mental Health Policy and Training, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, Canada
  327. Carla Kundert, Clinical Research Associate, Chicago Health Disparities Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
  328. Theophanis Kyriacou, MSc Student, University College London
  329. Rebecca Lacey, Reader in Social and Lifecourse Epidemiology, St George’s, University of London
  330. Melanie Lafanechere, Research Associate, University of Birmingham
  331. Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
  332. Jennifer Laidlaw, PGY-5 Resident in Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
  333. Olga Lainidi, Research Officer, University of Macedonia, Greece
  334. Paris LalousisLecturer in Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health, King’s College London
  335. Joseph Lam, MSc Graduate in Clinical Mental Health Science, University College London
  336. Danielle Lamb, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London
  337. Nicky Lambert, Director of Teaching and Learning Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine, Middlesex University
  338. Alex Langford, Psychiatrist in Oxford
  339. Antigone Lanitis, Counselling Psychologist & Team Lead, Mindler
  340. Sophie Large, Caseworker, Age UK
  341. Louise La Sala, Research Fellow at Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  342. Jennifer Lau, University Lecturer, University of Oxford / Director of the Researching Emotional Disorders and Development (REDD) lab
  343. Sharon Lawn, Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Australia
  344. Keith Laws, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Hertfordshire
  345. Kirsten Lawson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust
  346. Huong Le, Children and Young People’s Mental Health researcher, Centre for Mental Health
  347. Caroline Leah, Senior Lecturer and Social Worker, Manchester Metropolitan University
  348. Clair Le Boutillier, Qualitative Research Fellow, King’s College London
  349. William Lee, Clinical Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychiatry, University of Plymouth
  350. Simon Leigh, Health Economist, Lifecode® Solutions and Nexus Clinical Analytics / Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
  351. Daniel Leightly, Research Fellow at King’s College London
  352. Douglas Levinson, Director of the Stanford University Program on the Genetics of Brain Function in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, United States
  353. Gemma Lewis, University College London
  354. Michelle Lim, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Head of the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  355. Caitlin Lloyd, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, Columbia University, US
  356. Lisa Lloyd, Clinical Psychologist, NHS
  357. Bryn Lloyd-Evans, Senior Lecturer, University College London
  358. Maria Loades, Reader, University of Bath
  359. Jo Lockwood, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  360. Millie Lowther, PhD Student and Research Assistant, University College London
  361. Poppy Ellis Logan, Associate Mental Health Worker (Adult ADHD Clinic), NHS Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust / MSc Student, King’s College London
  362. Shania Lorenz, MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences Student, University College London
  363. Karina Lovell, Director of Research and Professor of Mental Health, University of Manchester
  364. Colleen Loo, Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia
  365. Raluca Lucacel, PhD Student, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  366. Isabel Luetkenherm, Masters Student, University College London
  367. Maartje Luijten, Assistant Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
  368. Melanie Luximon, BSc Psychology Student, University of Bath
  369. Charlie Lynch, Trauma-Informed Care Specialist Support Worker, Look Ahead
  370. Jingni Ma, PhD Student, University of Edinburgh
  371. James MacCabe, Reader in the Epidemiology of Psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  372. Christina McClure, Account Manager, VectorBuilder
  373. Sam McKay, Research Assistant – Suicide Prevention, Orygen and The University of Melbourne, Australia
  374. Steven MacDonald-Hart, Psychologist, NHS
  375. Liam Mackay, Assistant Psychologist, NHS Lanarkshire
  376. Jude Madani, MSc Student, University College London
  377. Lucy Maddox, NHS Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer and BSA Media Fellow
  378. Ailbhe Madigan, Relief Social Care Worker, Peter McVerry Trust
  379. Sarah Man, Staff Nurse, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit
  380. Sammy Man, Clinical Psychologist
  381. Farhana Mann, Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow, University College London / Specialist Registrar (ST6) in General Adult Psychiatry in North London
  382. Warren Mansell, Reader in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester
  383. Rosie Mansfield, Research Fellow, University College London
  384. Elena Marcus, Research Assistant, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and University College London
  385. Flo Martin, PhD Student, University of Bristol
  386. Joanna Martin, PhD Student, Cardiff University
  387. Steven Marwaha, Reader at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
  388. Lisa Marzano, Associate Professor in Psychology, Middlesex University
  389. Hazel Marzetti, Research Associate, University of Edinburgh
  390. Katie Masters, PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham
  391. Maryam Matter, Neuroscience & Mental Health Specialist / Freelance Speaker, Coach & Writer
  392. Dona Matthews, Developmental Psychologist
  393. Timothy Matthews, Postdoctoral Researcher, King’s College London
  394. Olivia Maynard, Research Associate at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  395. Rosalind McAlpline, PhD Student, University College London
  396. Edel Mc Glanaghy, Clinical Psychologist, NHS Forth Valley / Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University
  397. Rose McCabe, Professor of Clinical Communication, City University London
  398. Heather McClelland, Research Assistant and PhD Student, University of Glasgow
  399. Sarah McDonald, Clinical Psychologist
  400. Iain McDougall, Specialist Trainee in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  401. Carla McEnery, Provisional Psychologist and PhD Candidate at the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  402. Cara McErlain, Associate Psychologist and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Pneuma Healthcare
  403. Paula McFadden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Ulster University
  404. Ian McGeoghegan, Mental Health Practitioner, Trafford CAMHS
  405. John McGowan, Director and Academic Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Scheme, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
  406. Andrew McIntosh, Professor of Biological Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
  407. Harley McIntosh, MSc Student, King’s College London
  408. Phoebe McKenna-Plumley, PhD Student, Queen’s University Belfast
  409. Kwame McKenzie, CEO of Wellesley Institute
  410. Alison McKinlay, Psychologist and Post-doctoral Researcher, the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  411. Kate McLaughlin, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Washington, United States
  412. Sally McManus, Research Director, National Centre for Social Research
  413. Peter McMurray, Psychiatry Core Trainee, Southern Trust in Northern Ireland
  414. Nick Meader, Research Fellow, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York
  415. Carlos Mena, PhD Student, University College London
  416. Richard Meiser-Stedman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia
  417. Wezi Mhango, Doctoral Researcher, University of Sussex / Lecturer in Psychology, University of Malawi, Malawi
  418. Pascal Immanuel Michael, PhD Student, University of Greenwich
  419. Chris Miller, Research Assistant, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  420. Kathryn Mitchell, Core Psychiatry Trainee, Belfast Trust, Northern Ireland
  421. Masuma Pervin Mishu, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of York
  422. Layla Mofrad, Senior Psychological Therapist, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  423. Emma Molyneaux – Postdoctoral Researcher in the Section of Women’s Mental Health, King’s College London / Mental Health Policy Research Unit
  424. Mark Monaghan, Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy, University of Loughborough
  425. Joanna Moncrieff, Professor of Social and Critical Psychiatry, University College London / Consultant Psychiatrist, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  426. Stephen Moore, Inpatient Psychiatrist, Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital
  427. Paul Morrison, Psychiatrist and Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  428. Nuala Morse, Lecturer in Museum Studies, University of Leicester
  429. Michelle Moulds, Professor and PLuS Alliance Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
  430. Claire Mokrysz, PhD Student, University College London
  431. Jonathan Monk-Cunliffe, Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  432. Amy Morgan, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  433. John Moriarty, Research Fellow, University of Belfast
  434. Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol
  435. Susannah Murphy, Lecturer, University of Oxford
  436. Nikki Nabavi, Medical Student, University of Manchester
  437. Monisha Nahar, MSc Student, University College London
  438. Akshay Nair, Wolfson Clinical Research Fellow, University College London
  439. Akansha Mahesh Naraindas, MSc Student, King’s College London
  440. Monisha Narayanan, Research Associate at Campell Review Southasia
  441. Rasanat Fatima Nawaz, PhD Student, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  442. Josephine Neale, Trainee Psychiatrist in North London
  443. Ross Nedoma, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University College London
  444. Ashlee Negrone, Lived Experience Researcher, Black Dog Institute, Australia
  445. Natalie Nelissen, Research Fellow, mHabitat
  446. Rosalyn Nelson, Assistant Psychologist, North Wilts Memory Service, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  447. Jill Newby, Senior Lecturer, MRFF/NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Research Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, St Vincent’s Hospital, Australia
  448. Nicola Newhouse, Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford
  449. Sarah Nicholson, MSc Student, King’s College London
  450. Claire Niedzwiedz, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, University of Edinburgh
  451. Timothy Nguyen, Trainee Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  452. Hilary Norman, Lecturer in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  453. Peter Norton, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Monash University, Australia / Director of the Monash FEAR Clinic
  454. Aileen O’Brien, Reader in Psychiatry and Education & Dean for Students, St George’s University of London
  455. Elly O’Brien, Information Scientist, London
  456. Siobhan O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences, Ulster University
  457. Elena Opie, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, NHS
  458. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Consultant in Public Health in Bradford & Airedale and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds
  459. Emanuele Osimo, Academic Clinical Psychiatrist, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  460. Chris O’Sullivan, Mental Health Foundation
  461. Oluwaseun Oluwaranti, Specialty Doctor, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  462. Juliana Onwumere, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London / Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  463. Sami Ouanes, Clinical Fellow in Advanced General Adult Psychiatry, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
  464. Alison Osborne, Senior Research Assistant, Northumbria University
  465. Michael Ostacher, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  466. Dennis Ougrin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust / Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  467. Jennifer Rose Oulton, Assistant Psychologist in Learning Disabilities Service, CAMHS Wirral
  468. Gozde Ozakinci, Health Psychologist and Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of St Andrews
  469. Prianka Padmanathan, PhD Clinical Fellow, University of Bristol
  470. Geoff Page, Research Fellow, University of York
  471. Danae Palate, Therapist in Training, Centre for Psychological Therapies
  472. Laurence Palfreyman, Assistant Psychologist in South London
  473. Edward Palmer, Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry and PhD candidate, University of Birmingham
  474. Harry Palmer, Programme Coordinator, Mental Health Research Programme, Veterans and their Families (UK), Centre for Mental Health
  475. Gaj Panagoda, Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and General Paediatrician, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and Superkid Rehab
  476. Carmine Pariante, Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  477. Georgie Parker, Research Assistant, NELFT and University College London
  478. Jennie Parker, Senior Researcher, the McPin Foundation
  479. Nadine Parker, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo, Norway
  480. Sophie Paul, Assistant Psychologist, NHS
  481. Steven Parkes, Research Assistant, King’s College London
  482. Francesca Payne, Clinical Psychologist, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  483. Felicity Pearce, CT3 Psychiatry Trainee, NHS
  484. Emily Peckham, Closing the Gap Network+ Coordinator, University of York
  485. Christopher Pell, In-patient General Adult Psychiatrist at the Susan Carnegie Centre in Angus, Scotland for NHS Tayside
  486. Tamara Pemovska, Research Fellow, UCL
  487. Zephyr Percy, MSc Student, King’s College London
  488. Elvira Perez Vallejos, Associate Professor Digital Tech for Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  489. Ava Phillips, PhD Student, King’s College London
  490. Joseph Pierre, Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  491. Alexandra Pike, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University College London
  492. Sophia Pillai, Psychiatrist, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust
  493. Serap Pinar, Biomedical and Molecular Science Research (MSc), King’s College London
  494. Vanessa Pinfold, Co-Founder & Research Director, McPin Foundation
  495. Alexandra Pitman, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London / Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  496. Rudiger Pittrof, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  497. Rosa Pitts, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Lancashire Care NHS / Lancaster University
  498. Belinda Platt, Post-Doc, LMU University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  499. Lydia Poole, Research Fellow in Mixed Methods at the Institute of Health Informatics, University College London
  500. Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry, Bangor University
  501. Bryony Porter, Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East of England
  502. Inês Pote, Research Officer, Early Intervention Foundation
  503. Alice Potter, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
  504. Lucinda Powell, Education and Mental Health Consultant
  505. Amy Price, Trustee, ThinkWell
  506. Christine Purdon, Professor, University of Waterloom, United States
  507. Lucy Purnell, Assistant Psychologist, Maudsley NHS Trust
  508. Nida Rahman, Assistant Psychologist, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  509. Divyangana Rakesh, PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  510. Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, University of Cambridge
  511. Anusha V Ramji, MSc Student, King’s College London
  512. Monika Raniti, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Adolescent Health and Centre for Research Excellence (Driving global investment in adolescent health), Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Australia
  513. Matt Ravenhall, Final year Biology student, University of York
  514. Susan Rasmussen, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde
  515. Wajeeha Raza, PhD Student, University of York
  516. Tessa Reardon, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
  517. Stefan Rennick-Egglestone, Digital Research Specialist, University of Nottingham
  518. Laoise Renwick, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  519. Shirley Reynolds, Director of the Charlie Waller Institute and Professor of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies, University of Reading
  520. Cara Richardson, PhD Student, University of Glasgow
  521. Thomas Richardson, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Solent NHS Trust
  522. Martin Køster Rimvall, MD, PhD at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Centre, Mental Health Services, Capital Region of Denmark, Gentofte, Denmark & Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Region Zealand, Roskilde, Denmark
  523. Jodi Rintelman, Pharmacist and Medical Writer
  524. Tessa Roberts, Global Mental Health Researcher, King’s College London
  525. Jo Robinson, Associate Professor, Orygen, Australia
  526. Jonathan Roiser, Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health; Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
  527. Liana Romaniuk, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
  528. Abi Rose, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Liverpool
  529. Diana Rose, Professor of User-Led Research and Head of Section and Co-director Service User Research Enterprise (SURE), King’s College London
  530. Rachel Rowan-Olive, Mental Health Service User/Survivor, Illustrator, and graduate student, Birkbeck, University of London
  531. Sarah Rowe, Associate Professor and Deputy Director on the MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences and MSc Mental Health Sciences Research, University College London
  532. Tobias Rowland, Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Warwick
  533. Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister specialising in mental capacity and mental health law / Wellcome Research Fellow, King’s College London
  534. James Rucker, NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellow, King’s College London
  535. Susie Rudge, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  536. Kirsten Russell, PhD Student, Strathclyde University
  537. Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director, Agenda
  538. Emma Saddleton, Research Worker and part-time MSc Student at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  539. Mary Sadid, Policy Officer, NSUN
  540. Pooja Saini, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
  541. Tatiana Salisbury, Lecturer in Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  542. Paul Salkovskis, Director of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy, University of Oxford
  543. Christopher Sampson, Economist, Office of Health Economics
  544. Liz Sampson, Clinical Professor, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department
  545. João Santos, Research Associate and Data Manager, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  546. Leela Sathyaputri, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Iowa, United States
  547. Martyna Sawicka, Data Collection Coordinator, Arizona Twin Project, Arizona State University, United States
  548. Gemma Sawyer, PhD Student, University of Bristol, UK
  549. Jessica Scaife, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  550. Heike Schroder, Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Queen’s University Management School
  551. Ava Schulz, Postdoctoral Researcher, OPTIMAX Project
  552. Joseph Schwartz, Associate Professor, Florida State University, United States
  553. Susanne Schweizer, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group, University College London
  554. Hannah Rachel Scott, PhD Student, University College London
  555. Stephen Schueller, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, University of California, United States
  556. Lucas Shelemy, PhD Researcher, University of Reading
  557. Andrew Shepherd, Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Manchester / Higher Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry
  558. Hilary Shepherd, Researcher, Department of Health and Social Care
  559. Luke Sheridan-Rains, Research Associate in the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, University College London
  560. Lottie Shipp, SEMH Teaching Assistant
  561. Natalie Shoham, Clinical Training Fellow, University College London
  562. Meenakshi Shukla, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, India
  563. Magenta Simmons, Senior Research Fellow, Orygen and Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  564. Lucy Simons, Research Fellow at NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Cooperative, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  565. Megan Skelton, PhD Student in the Emotional Development Intervention and Treatment Lab (EDIT Lab), King’s College London
  566. Jude Smit, PhD Student and Psychotherapist
  567. Mark Smith, IAPT Clinician, Steps2Change / Independent Psychotherapist Trainer
  568. Francesca Solmi, Research Associate, Division of Psychiatry, University College London
  569. Marco Solmi, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Neurosciences Department, University of Padua, Italy
  570. Andrew Sommerlad, PhD Fellow, University College London
  571. Gilda Spaducci, PhD Student, IoPPN, King’s College London
  572. Sophie Stammers, Research Fellow on Project PERFECT, University of Birmingham
  573. Aggelos Stamos, MSc Clinical Sciences Student, University College London
  574. Lorna Staines, Lecturer, Department of Health Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
  575. Emily Stapley, Research Fellow in the Evidence Based Practice Unit, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London
  576. Eloise Stark, PhD Student, University of Oxford
  577. Penelope Zoe Stavrou, Junior Doctor, NHS
  578. Thomas Steare, Research Assistant, University College London
  579. Sarah Steeg, Presidential Fellow, University of Manchester
  580. Charlotte Steel, Assistant Psychologist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  581. David Steele, Junior Doctor with an interest in psychology, psychiatry and public health
  582. Andrew Steptoe, Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology, University College London
  583. Annie Stevenson, Assistant Psychologist, NELFT
  584. Sarah Stock, PhD student, UCL
  585. Kevin Stone, Associate Head of Department for Law, UWE Bristol
  586. Becci Strawbridge, Mental Health Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  587. Caroline Struthers, Education and Training Manager for the EQUATOR Network
  588. Stefanie Sturm, PhD Student, University of Barcelona, Spain
  589. Shuichi Suetani, Psychiatrist, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research & Queensland Brain Institute, Australia
  590. Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Use at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University
  591. Irene Sutcliffe, Lived Experience Expert
  592. Rebecca Syed, Researcher, King’s College London
  593. Rachel Symons, Mental Health Nurse, Teacher and Speaker
  594. Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager and Head of Mental Health & Neuroscience, Science Media Centre
  595. Danny Taggart, Academic Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Essex
  596. Hosana Tagomori, MSc Student, University of Oxford
  597. Olufemi Talabi, Core Psychiatry Trainee, East of England Deanery
  598. Amelia Talbot, DPhil Researcher, University of Oxford
  599. Catherine Talbot,  Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University
  600. Katherine Tallent, Mental Health Recovery Worker, Rethink Mental Illness
  601. Shivangi Talwar, PhD Student, University College London
  602. Marcus Tan, Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Plymouth
  603. Lawson Taylor, MSc student, King’s College London
  604. Sahra Tekin, PhD Student, University College London
  605. Jon Paul Teo, Consultant Psychiatrist, Statewide Transcultural Mental Health Centre
  606. Garry Tew, Professor of Clinical Exercise Science, Northumbria University
  607. Su-Gwan Tham, Research Associate, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety and Mental Health (NCISH), University of Manchester
  608. Andrew Thompson, Clinical Health Psychologist, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
  609. Georgina Thompson, Assistant Psychologist, NHS
  610. Sam Thompson, CBT Therapist/Registered Nurse Mental Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  611. Rupert Thurston, Junior Doctor working in General Adult Psychiatry in the West Midlands
  612. Isabeau Tindall, Research Fellow, Curtin University, Australia
  613. Liesbeth Tip, Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, Mindler UK
  614. Caroline Tomes, Public Health Specialty Registrar currently working in Cambridge
  615. André Tomlin, Founder and Managing Director, Minervation Ltd and the National Elf Service Ltd
  616. Anneka Tomlinson, Clinician and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  617. Emiliana Tonini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia
  618. John Torous, Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at the Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
  619. Caroline Touzeau, Clinical Research Coordinator, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, Columbia University, US
  620. Ellen Townsend, Professor of Psychology, University of Nottingham
  621. Solomon Towuru, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Derby
  622. Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director for crisis, inpatient, and rehabilitation services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  623. David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  624. Sam Trowell, Masters Student, University of St. Andrews
  625. Isabela Troya, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Public Health, University College Cork & National Suicide Research Foundation
  626. Stella Tsoli, PhD student at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University College London
  627. Remco Tuijt, PhD Student, University College London
  628. Jessica Tunmore, Senior Research Assistant and Patient and Public Involvement Lead, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
  629. David Turgoose, Clinical Psychologist in the Attachment and Trauma Team, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  630. Alison Turner, Head of the Evidence Analysis team within the Strategy Unit, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
  631. Lauren Turner, Research Assistant, Queen Mary University
  632. Sally Turner, Researcher, University of Bristol
  633. Alan Underwoord, Specialist Clinical Psychologist
  634. Raphael Underwood, PhD Candidate at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  635. Noortje Uphoff, Research Fellow,  Cochrane Common Mental Disorder, University of York
  636. Rachel Upthegrove, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Birmingham
  637. Syed Usman Hamdani, Founding Director and Assistant Professor, Global Institute of Human Development, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  638. Kyla Vaillancourt, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, University of Oxford and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  639. Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  640. Wouter van Ballegooijen, Lecturer / Assistnt Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  641. Eline van Bree, PhD Student, GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders
  642. Mira Vasileva, Clinical Psychologist, The University of Melbourne & Psychiatric Clinic Lueneburg, Australia
  643. Ana Veic, Research Assistant, Middlesex University
  644. Silke Verekeen, PhD Student Researcher, University of York
  645. Verity Wainwright, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  646. Joanne Wadsworth, MSc Student, King’s College London
  647. Syeda Wajeeha Zafar, Research Fellow, Global Institute of Human Development, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  648. Charlotte Walker, Lived Experience Consultant and Service-User Researcher
  649. Chenel Walker, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, King’s College London
  650. Joanne Wallace, Graduate Entry Medical Student, University of Warwick
  651. Hannah Wallace, BSc Student, University of Oxford
  652. Annabel Walsh, Senior Postdoctoral Research Project Manager, King’s College London
  653. Kathryn Walsh, Research Associate, University of Birmingham
  654. Florian Walter, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  655. Michael Walton, PhD Student, Manchester Metropolitan University
  656. Jingyi Wang, Research Associate, University College London
  657. Lilli Waples, MRes Student, University of Bristol
  658. Fiona Warner-Gale, Joint Director, Associate Development Solutions Ltd
  659. Andrew Watson, Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
  660. Sarah Watts, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Lead, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust South Staffordshire IAPT teams
  661. Marianne Webb, Research Assistant at Orygena and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  662. Jasmin Wertz, PhD Student, Kings College London
  663. Céline Wessa, MD, PhD Student, University of Antwerp
  664. Simon Wessely, Chair of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences (IoPPN), King’s College London
  665. Karen Wetherall, Researcher at the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow
  666. Beccy White, PhD Student, University of Manchester
  667. Danny Whiting, Forensic Psychiatrist and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow with the Forensic Psychiatry Research Group, University of Oxford
  668. Alice Wickersham, PhD Student, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre
  669. Michael Wigelsworth, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  670. Rebecca Wilkinson, CT2 Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  671. Lucy Willetts, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited CBT Therapist
  672. Jess Williams, PhD Researcher, University of Birmingham & University of Nottingham
  673. Oleta Williams, Newcastle University
  674. Bethany Williamson, MSc Student, King’s College London
  675. Grace Williamson, Research Coordinator, King’s College London
  676. Micheal J. Wilson, Researcher at Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne
  677. Sarsha Wilson, Research Assistant, NIHR Oxford Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility
  678. Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld, Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
  679. Emma Wincup, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds
  680. Danielle Windget, PhD Student, University of Exeter
  681. Isaac Winterburn, Research Assistant, University of Cambridge
  682. Millie Witcher, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, NHS
  683. Katrina Witt, Research Fellow with the Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford
  684. Jeanne Wolstencroft, Research Fellow, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
  685. Stephen Wood, Professor of Adolescent Brain Development and Mental Health, University of Birmingham
  686. Gloria Wong, Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, China
  687. Talen Wright, PhD Student, University College London
  688. Til Wykes, Professor, King’s College London
  689. Emma Yapp, Research Assistant in the Section of Women’s Mental Health in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  690. Vanessa Yim, Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  691. Aneta Zarska, PhD Student, City University London
  692. Francesca Zecchinato, Psychology PhD Candidate, University of Southampton
  693. Margherita Zenoni, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, University College London; Honorary Assistant Researcher at North East London NHS Foundation Trust; Intern at World Health Organization (WHO) – Mental Health, Disability and Human Rights
  694. Tiago Zortea, Post-doctoral researcher in the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow
  695. Fabio Zucchelli, Sport and Exercise Psychology MSc student

Groups who have blogged

In addition to the individuals who blog for us, we sometimes publish blogs written by groups of people. These are often written as part of a training session or introduction to blogging; sometimes by students, sometimes by health professionals or academics. Here are some of the groups who have written Mental Elf blogs:

  1. CAMSTRAND Conference delegates
  2. Centre for Affective Disorders, King’s College London
  3. Child and Adolescent Mental Health MSc, UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
  4. Clinical Mental Health Sciences MSc, University College London
  5. EQUATOR Publication School
  6. Mental Health Studies MSc, King’s College London
  7. NPNR Conference delegates
  8. PenCLAHRC: NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) South West Peninsula
  9. Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health MSc/PGDip/PGCert, King’s College London
  10. University of Edinburgh Division of Psychiatry
  11. University of Glasgow, Institute of Health and Wellbeing MSc Courses

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Who decides what evidence is included on the website?

We scour over 400 databases, journals, websites and other feeds to bring you the best available mental health evidence.  Items are selected using an evidence-based inclusion criteria to ensure they are relevant to UK practice and based on high quality research, policy and guidance.

The selection process has no input from any external bodies, publishers, sponsors or commercial organisations.

We critically appraise the material we find using the CASP critical appraisal checklists.

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