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.

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).

Our plan is to build this business so we can grow the website and include other health topics in our list of elves.

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 3 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, Dafniworked at Samaritans –Online Harms and led on research to understand the impact of self-harm and suicide content and create safer online spaces for young people. She was also involved as an early career researcher with the UKRI-funded MARCH Network at UCL aiming to understand how community-based approaches prevent and treat mental health difficulties. Dafni is very passionate about social justice, and her research and clinical interests include suicide prevention, social determinants and their impact on mental health with a particular focus on migration, health inequalities and cultural/community engagement.

Dafni is responsible for our blogs on: Arts and cultural engagement, Bipolar, Dementia and Delirium, Depression, Exercise, physical activity and diet, Mentally ill professionals, Suicide and self-harm, Substance use, dependence and addiction, Loneliness, Community and Primary care, Minority Mental Health, Migration, Refugees and Asylum seekers and Psychosocial Interventions, Diagnostic and transdiagnostic, Global mental health.

Laura Hemming

Laura HemmingLaura is a research assistant at Orygen where she works on the #ChatSafe project. Prior to this, Laura 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 our blogs on: Anxiety, Digital Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Employment, Workplace, Housing, Welfare, Crime, Recovery/ Positive MH & wellbeing, Service user involvement, Coproduction, PPI, Economics, Developmental disorders, Perinatal mental health and parenting, Child and adolescent mental health, Psychosis and schizophrenia, Trauma, Violence and abuse, Forensics.

Follow Laura on Twitter @LHemming123

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.

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

Contact us if you’d like André Tomlin to teach blogging and social media in your institution.

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.

Press coverage

Are there more elves for different health topics?

We cover a number of topics on our National Elf Service. Check out these other elves:

Contact us if you’d like to discuss collaborating on an elf in your field of interest.

The Woodland is getting busier every year.

The Woodland is getting busier every year.