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 5 project coordinators working at The National Elf Service. Whilst they mainly commission and edit blogs for the Mental Elf, they can often be found working on a variety of different projects including podcasts, #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:

Syeda Akther

Syeda AktherSyeda is a Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Oxford. Prior to beginning clinical training, Syeda worked as a research assistant on various research projects including the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit. Her research interests include ethnic inequalities, the mental health of Muslims, the experience of carers, as well as service user and carer involvement in research.

Syeda is responsible for our blogs on: Public mental health/community/ primary care, Genetics/ neuroscience/ biology, Inpatient/ crisis (MH nursing), Minority MH, Multimorbidity, Personality disorders, Psychosocial interventions.

Follow Syeda on Twitter @SyedaAkther2

View Syeda’s Mental Elf blogs here.

Dafni Katsampa

Dafni KatsampaDafni is a psychology graduate with an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from UCL. She is currently an ECR at MARCH Network (UCL) and working as a researcher at Samaritans, Online Harms. The aim of this programme is to understand the nature of online harmful content and the impact of engaging with such content on young people. Previously, Dafni worked at the Middlesex University on a suicide prevention project commissioned by Samaritans and Network Rail. She explored bystander life-saving interventions when someone is at risk and/or feeling suicidal at public places. Her research interests include suicide prevention, social determinants and their impact on mental health, health inequalities and promotion of wellbeing through cultural 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.

Follow Dafni on Twitter @DafniKatsampa

View Dafni’s Mental Elf blogs here.

Leanne Patrick

Leanne PatrickLeanne is a registered mental health nurse working in a community drug and alcohol service. She is also an MSc social research student, exploring the social factors influencing underdiagnosis of ASD in girls who compensate. Previously, Leanne has been a journalist and columnist writing about childhood development and mental health. Her research interests include substance dependence, mental health in childhood and adolescence, domestic violence and families.

Leanne is responsible for our blogs on: Substance use, dependence and addiction, Economics, Developmental disorders, Perinatal mental health and parenting, Child and adolescent mental health.

Follow Leanne on Twitter @LeanneHPatrick

View Leanne’s Mental Elf blogs here.

Katherine Saunders

Katherine SaundersKatherine is in the final year of her PhD at the Section of Women’s Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, KCL. Her research focuses on domestic violence perpetration and the association with mental health. She holds a BSc in Experimental Psychology from the University of Bristol and an MSc from KCL in Forensic Mental Health.

Katherine is responsible for our blogs on: Diagnostic and transdiagnostic, Global mental health, Displaced populations, Psychosis and schizophrenia, Trauma, Violence and abuse, Forensics

Follow Katherine on Twitter @KSaundersKCL

View Katherine’s Mental Elf blogs here.

Laura Hemming

Laura HemmingLaura is a PhD student at the University of Manchester where she is investigating how difficulties with identifying and describing emotions are related to suicide and violence amongst male prisoners. Prior to this Laura worked as a researcher at the McPin Foundation. 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, Loneliness, Recovery/ Positive MH & wellbeing, Service user involvement, Coproduction, PPI.

Follow Laura on Twitter @LHemming123

View Laura’s 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. 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. Sophia Ahmed, Assistant Psychologist at the National Problem Gambling Clinic, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  4. Syeda Akther, Research Assistant at the QMUL Unit for Social and Community Psychiatry
  5. Lia Ali, Consultant Psychiatrist for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  6. Eva Alisic, Psychologist and Research Fellow at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia
  7. Ahmed Al-Shihabi, Medicine Student at University College London
  8. Rachel Allan, Practice Leader for The Royal Mencap Society
  9. Rob Allison, Lecturer at the Department of Health Sciences, University of York
  10. Lucía Almazán Sánchez, Medical Student at King’s College London
  11. Murtada Alsaif, Pharmacist
  12. Hanzla Amir, Senior House Officer at Oxleas NHS Trust
  13. Ian Anderson, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Manchester
  14. Kinga Antal, MSc student, Kings College London
  15. Steve Appleton, Managing Director, Contact Consulting
  16. Briana Applewhite, MSc Clinical Mental Health student at King’s College London
  17. Golnar Aref-Adib, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow at UCL and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  18. Louise Arseneault, ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow and Professor of Developmental Psychology at King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
  19. Jessica Armitage, PhD student, University of Bristol
  20. Emma Ashworth, Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University
  21. Henry Aughterson, PhD student at UCL
  22. Douglas Badenoch, Director of Minervation Ltd
  23. Eleanor Bailey, Research Assistant / PhD Candidate, Orygen
  24. John Baker, Chair of Mental Health Nursing at the University of Leeds
  25. Ioannis Bakolis, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
  26. Joe Barnby, Research Assistant at University College London
  27. Jack Barton, PhD student at University of Manchester
  28. Bibire Baykeens, Medical Student, Univesity of Plymouth
  29. Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive at the Centre for Mental Health
  30. Imogen Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Psychologist at Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne.
  31. Jonny Benjamin, Mental Health Campaigner, Film Producer, Public Speaker, Writer and Vlogger
  32. Laura Bennett, Research Assistant for the Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme (LeDeR) at University of Bristol
  33. Clara Belessiotis, Core Trainee in Psychiatry at East London Foundation Trust
  34. Francesca Bentivegna, PhD student at UCL Division of Psychiatry
  35. Natalie Berry, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Manchester/Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS
  36. Kathryn Berzins, Research Fellow in Mental Health at the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds
  37. Victoria Betton, Director of mHabitat
  38. Vishal Bhavsar, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow in Epidemiology, Institute of Psychiatry
  39. Camilla Biggs, Assistant Psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  40. Catherine Bird, Research Assistant at The Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  41. Molly Bird, Research Associate and UCL Loneliness and Social Isolation Network member
  42. Jo Billings, Consultant Clinical Psychologist & Associate Clinical Professor, UCL
  43. Jonathan Bisson, Psychiatrist at Cardiff University
  44. Melissa Black, Clinical psychologist and post-doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge
  45. Jessica Bone, Research Fellow in Epidemiology at University College London
  46. Anya Borrisova, Junior Doctor in the NHS
  47. Lisa Bortolotti, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham
  48. Helen Bould, Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  49. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Founder and Director of the National Problem Gambling Clinic
  50. Lucy Bowes, Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford
  51. Marlee Bower, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Matilda Centre for Research for Mental Health and Substance Use at the University of Sydney
  52. Hannah Bowers, Research Fellow at Southampton University
  53. Simon Bradstreet, Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow
  54. Rachel Brand, Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow at Phoenix Australia: Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, The University of Melbourne
  55. Josefien Breedvelt, Research Officer at the Mental Health Foundation
  56. Gerome Breen, Psychiatric Geneticist at King’s College London
  57. Simon Brett, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner & MSci student at the University of Reading
  58. Amy Broadbent, Research Assistant, Cambridge
  59. Matthew Broome, Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  60. Mark Brown, Development Director of Social Spider CIC
  61. Stefan Brugger, NIHR Academic Clinical Research Fellow at UCL
  62. Martin Brunet, GP from the Binscombe Medical Centre
  63. 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
  64. Jennifer Burgess, Academic Clinical Fellow in General Adult Psychiatry in Newcastle
  65. Lisa Burscheidt, Assistant Librarian at North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  66. Georgie Buswell, Assistant Psychologist and Research Assistant at North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  67. Peter Byrne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist at the Royal London Hospital
  68. Sadhbh Byrne, Research Assistant at Orygen, Melbourne
  69. Alastair Canaway, Research Fellow at the University of Warwick
  70. Krysia Canvin, Independent Health Services Researcher
  71. Victoria Carlisle, PhD Student at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  72. Sarah Carr, Associate Professor of Mental Health Research at Middlesex University, Independent Consultant at Sarah Carr and Associates Ltd
  73. Zoe Catchpole, Peer Impact and Engagement Officer, McPin Foundation
  74. Laura Caven, Policy Manager at Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  75. Brant Cebulla, Development Director for the Vitamin D Council in California, USA
  76. Emma Cernis, Research Assistant, Oxford
  77. Iain Chalmers, Coordinator at James Lind Initiative
  78. Justin Chan, PhD student at UCL
  79. Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker at UK Cochrane Centre
  80. Kate Chartres, Nurse Consultant for the Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wears NHS Foundation Trust
  81. Paul Christiansen, Lecturer at the University of Liverpool
  82. Andrea Cipriani, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford; Editor in Chief of Evidence-Based Mental Health
  83. Natasha Clarke, PhD Student at the University of Liverpool
  84. 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
  85. Elizabeth Collier, Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of Derby
  86. Lorna Collins, Researcher and Member of the MARCH network
  87. Jennifer Collom, Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College London
  88. Dean Connolly, Student at University College London
  89. Nicola Coop, Assistant Psychologist
  90. Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling at the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
  91. Emma Corcoran, Research Assistant at UCL Psychiatry
  92. Samuele Cortese, Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Southampton and Honorary Consultant Child Psychiatrist at Solent NHS Trust
  93. Nia Coupe, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Chester
  94. Elana Covshoff, Programme Manager at SHRINE
  95. Marie Crabbe, Research Assistant at Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust
  96. Jake Crawshaw, PhD candidate at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London
  97. Byron Creese, Research Psychologist at the University of Exeter
  98. Ioana Cristea, Associate Professor at Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca and a Research Fellow at the University of Pisa, Italy
  99. Ioana Crivatu, Research Assistant, Middlesex Univerity, London
  100. Jazz Croft, PhD candidate at the Centre for Academic Mental Health, University of Bristol
  101. Rebecca Crook, Research assistant, University of Manchester
  102. Laura Culshaw, Assistant Psychologist / Research Associate, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital / University of Westminster
  103. Ian Cummins, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Salford
  104. Emily Currell, MSc Student at University College London
  105. Simon D’Alfonso, Lecturer in Digital Health, The University of Melbourne
  106. David Daley, Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change at the University of Nottingham
  107. Tim Dalgleish, Programme leader at University of Cambridge
  108. Aster Daniels, Research Nurse at King’s College Hospital
  109. Sasha Danilina, PhD Student at University College London
  110. Suzanne Dash, Graduate-Entry Medicine Student at the University of Oxford
  111. Geoff Davies, Trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Surrey
  112. Kelly Davies, Lecturer in Mental Health at the University of York
  113. John M Davis, Professor of Psychiatry and Research Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  114. Emily Day, Research Programme Administrator for the iCATS project at the University of Oxford
  115. Jennifer de Bayer, Research Coordinator at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, Oxford University
  116. Derek de Beurs, Senior Mental Health Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (NIVEL)
  117. Caroline De Brun, Knowledge and Evidence Manager at Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services
  118. Angharad de Cates, Psychiatry Registrar and Honorary Research Fellow at Warwick Medical School
  119. Lindsay Dewa, Research Fellow, Imperial College London
  120. Helen Dodd, Professor of Child Psychology at the University of Reading
  121. Clare Dolan, Research Assistant at the University of Edinburg
  122. Jill Domoney, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at the Section of Women’s Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  123. Ailsa Donnelly, Lay Chair of the PRIMER group
  124. Muna Dubad, PhD Student at the University of Warwick
  125. Jay Duckworth, PhD Student at the University of Liverpool
  126. Brendan Dunlop, Clinical Psychologist in training, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  127. Sarah Egan, Senior Research Fellow at Curtin University in Perth, Australia
  128. Thalia Eley, Professor of Developmental Behavioural Genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Kings College London
  129. Edel Ennis, Lecturer in Psychology at Ulster University
  130. M. David Enoch, Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  131. Edzard Ernst, Emeritus Professor at Exeter University
  132. Michelle Eskinazi, MSC Student at University College London & Core Psychiatry Trainee at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  133. Norah Essali, Medical student at the University of Kalamoon, Syria
  134. Pete Etchells, Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychology at Bath Spa University
  135. Katie Evans, Head of Research and Policy at Money and Mental Health
  136. Alison Faulkner, Surviver Researcher and Trainer in Mental Health
  137. 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
  138. Matt Field, Professor of Psychology at the University of Liverpool
  139. Caroline Fiennes, Director at Giving Evidence
  140. Saoirse Finn, Network Co-ordinator at Arts Health Early Career Research Network
  141. Katie Finning, PhD student at the School of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter
  142. Terry Flemming, Senior Lecturer at the Victoria University of Wellington
  143. Meg Fluharty, Research Assistant at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  144. Andrés Fonseca, Consultant Psychiatrist, CEO of Health eLiving Partnership, Honorary Lecturer at UCL
  145. Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Exeter
  146. Alexander Foster, Research Worker in Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  147. Una Foye, Research Officer at the Mental Health Foundation
  148. Eleana Frisira, Junior Doctor in the NHS
  149. Suzi Gage, Lecturer in Psychology and Epidemiology at the University of Liverpool
  150. Linda Gask, Emerita Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry at the University of Manchester
  151. Lina Gega, Reader in Mental Health at the University of York and Hull York Medical School
  152. Clarissa Giebel, Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool
  153. Bethany Gill, Research Associate at Lancaster Associate
  154. 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
  155. Maria Giorgalli, Student, MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at University College London
  156. Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Artist, Midwife and Birth Activist
  157. Guy Goodwin, Professor of Psychiatry at the University Department of Psychiatry, Oxford
  158. Sophie Graham, Medical Student at Newcastle University
  159. Amy Green, Academic Clinical Lecturer at the University of Bristol
  160. Bethany Green, Social Worker in community mental health services in East London.
  161. 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
  162. Sarah Gregory, Doctoral candidate and study coordinator at the University of Edinburgh
  163. Ellen Grimas, PhD Student at Imperial College
  164. Alice Grishkov, Mental Health Social Worker / Care Coordinator, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  165. David Gunnell, MB, ChB, DSc, FMedSci Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Bristol
  166. Peter Haddad, Senior Consultant in Psychiatry, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Qatar University, Qatar
  167. David Hallford, Clinical Psychologist and Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University in Australia
  168. Ian Hamilton, Associate Professor in addiction at University of York
  169. Terry Hanley, Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology at University of Manchester
  170. Ben Hannigan, Reader in Mental Health Nursing in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University
  171. Keir Harding, Occupational Therapist, Cynnwys (together), at the personality disorder service in Cardiff
  172. Laurie Hare-Duke, Research Fellow at the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  173. Catherine Harmer, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford
  174. Amanda Harris, Psychologist and Director of the Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network
  175. Judith Harrison, Welsh Clinical Academic Training Fellow at Cardiff University
  176. Camille Hart, Psychiatric Trainee Doctor at Queen’s University, Belfast
  177. Suzan Hassan, PhD Student at UCL Primary Care and Population Health
  178. Helge Hasselmann, Research Masters Student in Clinical and Cognitive Neurosciences at Maastricht University
  179. Simon Hatcher, Full Professor of Psychiatry at The University of Ottawa
  180. Joseph Hayes, Clinical Training Fellow at UCL Division of Psychiatry
  181. Laura Hemming, PhD Student at the University of Manchester
  182. Jill Hemmington, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader PG Cert (AMHP) at the School of Social Work, Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire
  183. Paul Heron, Research Fellow at Closing the Gap Network, University of York
  184. Sarah Hetrick, Associate Professor in Youth Mental Health at the University of Auckland
  185. Jessamy Hibberd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  186. Emily Hielscher, PhD Candidate at University of Queensland
  187. Kerrie-Anne Ho, PhD Candidate at the University of New South Wales, Australia
  188. Chris Hollis, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Nottingham and Consultant in Developmental Neuropsychiatry with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  189. Mark Horowitz, Training Psychiatrist from Australia who is completing a PhD at King’s College London
  190. Maxine Howard, PhD student at University College London
  191. Dochka Hristova, Project Coordinator for the National Elf Service
  192. Samei Huda, Consultant Psychiatrist at Pennine Care, Manchester
  193. Charlotte Huggett, Trial Manager, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  194. Liz Hughes, Professor of Mental Health at University of Huddersfield and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  195. Neil Humphrey, Professor of Psychology of Education and Head of the Manchester Institute of Education at the University of Manchester
  196. Jane Iles, Clinical Psychologist working in CAMHS and Research Associate at Imperial College London
  197. Udita Iyengar, Project Manager in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  198. Pamela Jacobsen, Clinical Psychologist and NIHR Research Fellow at King’s College London
  199. Benjamin Janaway, Psychiatry trainee and Science communicator
  200. Alex Jarram, PhD student at University College London
  201. Sameer Jauhar, Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at the Institute of Psychiatry
  202. Sam Jee, Research Associate at the University of Manchester
  203. Karin Jervert, Expert by Experience at Mad of America, fine artist and author
  204. Harmony Jiang, Clinical Studies Officer at North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT)
  205. Sonia Johnson, Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry at UCL, Director of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit
  206. Susie Johnson, Recent Graduate from Bristol University
  207. Mandy Johnstone, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Edinburgh
  208. Andrew Jones, Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Liverpool
  209. Ian Jones, Professor of Perinatal Psychiatry at Cardiff University, Director of the Welsh National Centre for Mental Health
  210. Jonathan Jones, PhD Psychology student at the University of Exeter
  211. Mona Jones, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, AnDY Research clinic, University of Reading
  212. Dan Joyce, Clinical Lecturer at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London, Junior Doctor in general adult psychiatry
  213. Joe Judge, Clinical Psychologist in the Hamilton Psychological Therapies Team, Lanarkshire, Scotland
  214. Shubhangi Karmakar, Medical and MSc student at Trinity College Dublin
  215. Muzaffer Kaser, Psychiatrist and Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge University
  216. Dafni Katsampa, Researcher at Samaritans Online Harms
  217. Anjuli Kaul, Administrator at the Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network
  218. Katerina Kavalidou, Postdoctoral Researcher at National Suicide Research Foundation in Ireland
  219. Eleanor Kennedy, PhD Student at Bristol Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  220. Patrick Kennedy-Williams, BPS Chartered and HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist, Co-director of Psychology Oxford
  221. Jack Kerwin, Medical student
  222. Roxanne Keynejad, Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London
  223. Nagina Khan, MRC Research Training Fellow at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester
  224. Olivia Kirtley, Research Assistant at the University of Glasgow
  225. Martin Knapp, Professor of Health and Social Care Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
  226. Pooky Knightsmith, Speaker, Lecturer, Trainer, Author and Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition
  227. Dee Knipe, Vice Chancellor’s Elizabeth Blackwell Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  228. Sarah Knowles, Research Fellow at the  NIHR School for Primary Care Research
  229. 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.
  230. Magdalena Skowronska, Clinical Practitioner, Camden and Islington NHS Trust, North Camden Crisis Resolution Team
  231. Matthew Kube-Clare, Trainee Psychiatrist at the Oxleas NHS trust.
  232. 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
  233. Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba, Psychiatrist and psychotherapist
  234. Jennifer Laidlaw, PGY-5 Resident in Psychiatry at the University of Toronto
  235. Joseph Lam, MSc Graduate in Clinical Mental Health Science UCL
  236. Danielle Lamb, Programme Manager of the AD-CARE study at the UCL Division of Psychiatry
  237. Nicky Lambert, Director of Teaching and Learning Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine at Middlesex University
  238. Alex Langford, Psychiatrist in Oxford
  239. Jennifer Lau, University Lecturer at the University of Oxford, Director of the Researching Emotional Disorders and Development (REDD) lab
  240. Sharon Lawn, Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Australia
  241. Keith Laws, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology at the University of Hertfordshire
  242. Kirsten Lawson, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist and Clinical Lead for Liaison Psychiatry Services at Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust
  243. Caroline Leah, Senior Lecturer and Social Worker based at Manchester Metropolitan University
  244. Clair Le Boutillier, Qualitative Research Fellow at King’s College London University
  245. William Lee, Clinical Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychiatry at Plymouth University
  246. Simon Leigh, Health Economist at Lifecode® Solutions and Nexus Clinical Analytics, Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool
  247. Douglas Levinson, Director of the Stanford University Program on the Genetics of Brain Function in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  248. Gemma Lewis, University College London
  249. Michelle Lim, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at Swinburne University of Technology, and Head of the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory
  250. Bryn Lloyd-Evans, Senior Lecturer in the UCL Division of Psychiatry
  251. Maria Loades, Senior Lecturer/Clinical Tutor, Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programme at the University of Bath
  252. Jo Lockwood, Research Fellow, Univeristy of Nottingham
  253. Poppy Ellis Logan, Associate Mental Health Worker (Adult ADHD Clinic), NHS Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust // MSC student at Kings College London
  254. Karina Lovell, Director of Research and Professor of Mental Health at the University of Manchester
  255. Colleen Loo, Professor of Psychiatry at the University of New South Wales, Australia
  256. Raluca Lucacel, PhD Student, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  257. Maartje Luijten, Assistant Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  258. James MacCabe, Reader in the Epidemiology of Psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  259. Steven MacDonald-Hart, Psychologist, NHS
  260. Lucy Maddox, NHS Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer and BSA Media Fellow
  261. Sarah Man, Staff Nurse at the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit
  262. Sammy Man, Clinical Psychologist
  263. Farhana Mann, Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow at University College London and Specialist Registrar (ST6) in General Adult Psychiatry in North London
  264. Warren Mansell, Reader in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manchester
  265. Rosie Mansfield, Research Fellow at the University College London (UCL)
  266. Elena Marcus, Research Assistant at the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and University College London
  267. Joanna Martin, PhD Student at Cardiff University
  268. Steven Marwaha, Reader at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
  269. Lisa Marzano, Associate Professor in Psychology at Middlesex University
  270. Hazel Marzetti, Research Associate at University of Edinburgh
  271. Katie Masters, PhD candidate, University of Birmingham
  272. Timothy Matthews, Postdoctoral Researcher at King’s College London
  273. Olivia Maynard, Research Associate at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group at the University of Bristol
  274. Edel Mc Glanaghy, Clinical Psychologist with NHS Forth Valley and a Research Fellow at Edinburgh Napier University
  275. Heather McClelland, Research Assistant and PhD Student at University of Glasgow
  276. Sarah McDonald, Clinical Psychologist
  277. Iain McDougall, Specialist trainee in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Belfast
  278. Carla McEnery, Provisional Psychologist and PhD candidate at the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne
  279. Paula McFadden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at Ulster University
  280. John McGowan, Director and Academic Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Scheme at the Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology, Kent
  281. Andrew McIntosh, Professor of Biological Psychiatry in the University of Edinburgh Division of Psychiatry
  282. Kwame McKenzie, CEO of Wellesley Institute
  283. Alison McKinlay, Psychologist and Post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience.
  284. Kate McLaughlin, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology at the University of Washington, USA
  285. Sally McManus, Research Director at the National Centre for Social Research
  286. Peter McMurray, Psychiatry Core Trainee working in the Southern Trust in Northern Ireland
  287. Pascal Immanuel Michael, PhD student at the University of Greenwich
  288. Chris Miller, Research Assistant at the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  289. Kathryn Mitchell, Core Psychiatry Trainee working in the Belfast Trust, Northern Ireland
  290. Masuma Pervin Mishu, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the University of York
  291. 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
  292. Mark Monaghan, Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy at the University of Loughborough
  293. Stephen Moore, Inpatient Psychiatrist in the Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital, Northern Ireland
  294. Paul Morrison, Psychiatrist and Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, KCL
  295. Nuala Morse, Lecturer in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester
  296. Michelle Moulds, Professor and PLuS Alliance Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
  297. Claire Mokrysz, PhD Student at University College London
  298. Jonathan Monk-Cunliffe, Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  299. John Moriarty, Research Fellow at University of Belfast
  300. Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology at the University of Bristol
  301. Nikki Nabavi, Medical Student at the University of Manchester
  302. Monisha Nahar, MSc Student at UCL
  303. Akshay Nair, Wolfson Clinical Research Fellow at University College London
  304. Akansha Mahesh Naraindas, MSc student at Kings College London
  305. Josephine Neale, Trainee Psychiatrist in North London
  306. Natalie Nelissen, Research Fellow at mHabitat
  307. Rosalyn Nelson, Assistant Psychologist at North Wilts Memory Service, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  308. 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
  309. Nicola Newhouse, Researcher at Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford
  310. Claire Niedzwiedz, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health at the University of Edinburgh
  311. Timothy Nguyen, Trainee Psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  312. Hilary Norman, PhD student at Middlesex University London
  313. Peter Norton, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and Director of the Monash FEAR Clinic
  314. Aileen O’Brien, Reader in Psychiatry and Education & Dean for Students at St George’s University of London
  315. Elly O’Brien, Information Scientist, London
  316. Siobhan O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences at Ulster University
  317. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Consultant in Public Health in Bradford & Airedale and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds
  318. Chris O’Sullivan, Mental Health Foundation
  319. Juliana Onwumere, Senior Lecturer & Consultant Clinical Psychologist, King’s College, London, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  320. Sami Ouanes, Clinical Fellow in Advanced General Adult Psychiatry, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
  321. Michael Ostacher, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  322. 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
  323. Jennifer Rose Oulton, Assistant Psychologist in Learning Disabilities Service CAMHS Wirral
  324. Gozde Ozakinci, Health Psychologist and Lecturer in health psychology at the University of St Andrews
  325. Geoff Page, Research Fellow at the University of York
  326. Laurence Palfreyman, Assistant Psychologist in South London
  327. Harry Palmer, Programme Coordinator, Mental Health Research Programme, Veterans and their Families (UK), Centre for Mental Health
  328. Carmine Pariante, Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  329. Georgie Parker, Research assistant, NELFT and UCL
  330. Jennie Parker, Senior Researcher at the McPin Foundation
  331. Emily Peckham, Closing the Gap Network+ Coordinator at York University
  332. Christopher Pell, In-patient General Adult Psychiatrist at the Susan Carnegie Centre in Angus, Scotland for NHS Tayside
  333. Elvira Perez Vallejos, Associate Professor Digital Tech for Mental Health at the University of Nottingham
  334. Joseph Pierre, Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
  335. Sophia Pillai, Psychiatrist in Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust
  336. Serap Pinar, Biomedical and Molecular Science Research (M.Sc) from King’s College London
  337. Vanessa Pinfold, Co-Founder & Research Director at the McPin Foundation
  338. Alexandra Pitman, Senior Clinical Lecturer in the UCL Division of Psychiatry and an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  339. Rudiger Pittrof, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  340. Rosa Pitts, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Lancashire Care NHS / Lancaster University
  341. Belinda Platt, Post-Doc at the LMU University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  342. Lydia Poole, Research Fellow in Mixed Methods at the Institute of Health Informatics, UCL
  343. Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry at Bangor University
  344. Inês Pote, Research Officer for the Early Intervention Foundation
  345. Lucinda Powell, Education and mental health consultant
  346. Amy Price, Trustee of the ThinkWell charity where she leads the PLOT-IT (Public Led Online Trials-Infrastructure and Tools) project
  347. Lucy Purnell, Assistant Psychologist at Maudsley NHS Trust
  348. Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education at the University of Cambridge
  349. Matt Ravenhall, Final year Biology student at the University of York
  350. Susan Rasmussen, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health at the University of Strathclyde
  351. Stefan Rennick-Egglestone, Digital Research Specialist at theUniversity of Nottingham
  352. Laoise Renwick, Lecturer at the University of Manchester
  353. Shirley Reynolds, Director of the Charlie Waller Institute and Professor of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies at the University of Reading
  354. Cara Richardson, PhD student, University of Glasgow
  355. Thomas Richardson, Principal Clinical Psychologist at Solent NHS Trust
  356. Jodi Rintelman, Pharmacist and medical writer
  357. Tessa Roberts, Global Mental Health Researcher at King’s College London
  358. Jo Robinson, Associate Professor at Orygen Australia
  359. Abi Rose, Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Liverpool
  360. Diana Rose, Professor of User-Led Research and Head of Section and Co-director Service User Research Enterprise (SURE) at King’s College London
  361. Rachel Rowan-Olive, Mental Health Service User/Survivor, Illustrator, and graduate student at Birkbeck, University of London
  362. Sarah Rowe, Lecturer on the MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences and MSc Mental Health Sciences Research, UCL Division of Psychiatry
  363. Tobias Rowland, Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Warwick
  364. Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister specialising in mental capacity and mental health law and Wellcome Research Fellow at King’s College London
  365. Susie Rudge, Specialist Clinical Psychologist at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  366. Kirsten Russell, PhD student at Strathclyde University
  367. Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director of Agenda
  368. Emma Saddleton, Research Worker and part-time MSc student at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, London
  369. Pooja Saini, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
  370. Tatiana Salisbury, Lecturer in Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  371. Paul Salkovskis, Director of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy
  372. Christopher Sampson, Economist at the Office of Health Economics in London
  373. Liz Sampson, Clinical Professor at the Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department
  374. João Santos, Research Associate and Data Manager at the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  375. Leela Sathyaputri, Undergraduate Research Assistant at the University of Iowa
  376. Martyna Sawicka, Data Collection Coordinator, Arizona Twin Project at Arizona State University
  377. Heike Schroder, Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Queen’s University Management School
  378. Ava Schulz, Postdoctoral Researcher on the OPTIMAX project
  379. Joseph Schwartz, Associate Professor, Florida State University
  380. Susanne Schweizer, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscienc
  381. Hannah Rachel Scott, PhD Student at the University College London
  382. Stephen Schueller, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, University of California, Irvine
  383. Lucas Shelemy, PhD Researcher at the University of Reading
  384. Andrew Shepherd, Doctoral research Fellow at the University of Manchester and Higher Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry
  385. Hilary Shepherd, Researcher at the Department of Health and Social Care
  386. Luke Sheridan-Rains, Research associate in the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, UCL Division of Psychiatry
  387. Natalie Shoham, Clinical Training Fellow at UCL
  388. Meenakshi Shukla, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, India
  389. Lucy Simons, Research Fellow at NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Cooperative, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  390. Megan Skelton, PhD student in the Emotional Development Intervention and Treatment Lab (EDIT Lab) at King’s College London
  391. Jude Smit, PhD student and Psychotherapist
  392. Mark Smith, IAPT Clinician working for Steps2Change and independent Psychotherapist Trainer
  393. Francesca Solmi, Research Associate, Division of Psychiatry, University College London
  394. Marco Solmi, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Neurosciences Department, University of Padua
  395. Andrew Sommerlad, PhD Fellow at University College London
  396. Sophie Stammers, Research Fellow on Project PERFECT at the University of Birmingham
  397. Aggelos Stamos, UCL MSc Clinical Sciences student
  398. Emily Stapley, Research Fellow in the Evidence Based Practice Unit at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and UCL
  399. Eloise Stark, PhD student at the University of Oxford
  400. Penelope Zoe Stavrou, Junior Doctor at the NHS
  401. Thomas Steare, Research Assistant at University College London
  402. Sarah Steeg, Presidential Fellow, University of Manchester
  403. Charlotte Steel, Assistant Psychologist at Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  404. David Steele, Junior Doctor with an interest in psychology, psychiatry and public health
  405. Andrew Steptoe, Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology, University College London
  406. Kevin Stone, Associate Head of Department for Law at UWE, Bristol
  407. Becci Strawbridge, Mental Health Research at the Institute if Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  408. Caroline Struthers, Education and Training Manager for the EQUATOR Network
  409. Shuichi Suetani, Psychiatrist at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research & Queensland Brain Institute
  410. Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Use at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University
  411. Irene Sutcliffe, Lived experience expert
  412. Rebecca Syed, Researcher at King’s College London
  413. Rachel Symons, Mental health nurse, Teacher and Speaker
  414. Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager and Head of Mental Health & Neuroscience, Science Media Centre
  415. Danny Taggart, Academic Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Essex
  416. Catherine Talbot,  Lecturer in Psychology at Bournemouth University
  417. Katherine Tallent, Mental Health Recovery Worker, Rethink Mental Illness
  418. Marcus Tan, Academic Clinical Fellow at Plymouth University School of Medicine
  419. Andrew Thompson, Clinical Health Psychologist at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
  420. Rupert Thurston, Junior Doctor working in General Adult Psychiatry in the West Midlands
  421. Caroline Tomes, Public Health Specialty Registrar currently working in Cambridge
  422. André Tomlin, Founder and Managing Director of Minervation Ltd and the National Elf Service Ltd
  423. Anneka Tomlinson, Clinician and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  424. John Torous, Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at the Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  425. Ellen Townsend, Professor of Psychology, University of Nottingham
  426. Solomon Towuru, Lecturer in Mental Health altho eh University of Derby
  427. Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director for crisis, inpatient, and rehabilitation services at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  428. David Trickey, Consultant clinical psychologist at the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  429. Isabela Troya, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Public Health, University College Cork & National Suicide Research Foundation (Ireland)
  430. Stella Tsoli, PhD student at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, UCL.
  431. Remco Tuijt, PhD student at UCL
  432. Jessica Tunmore, Senior Research Assistant & Patient and Public Involvement Lead at Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
  433. David Turgoose, Clinical Psychologist in the Attachment and Trauma Team at Great Ormond Street Hospital
  434. Alison Turner, Head of the Evidence Analysis team within the Strategy Unit at NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
  435. Alan Underwoord, Specialist Clinical Psychologist
  436. Raphael Underwood, PhD candidate at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  437. Noortje Uphoff, Research Fellow,  Cochrane Common Mental Disorder, University of York
  438. Rachel Upthegrove, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry at the University of Birmingham
  439. Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  440. Wouter van Ballegooijen, Lecturer / Assistnt Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  441. Verity Wainwright, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  442. Charlotte Walker, Lived Experience consultant and service-user researcher
  443. Chenel Walker, MSc Clinical Mental Health student at King’s College London
  444. Joanne Wallace, Graduate Entry Medical Student at The University of Warwick
  445. Kathryn Walsh, Research Associate at the University of Birmingham
  446. Michael Walton, PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan University
  447. Jingyi Wang, Research Associate at UCL
  448. Fiona Warner-Gale, Joint Director of Associate Development Solutions Ltd
  449. Andrew Watson, Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh
  450. Sarah Watts, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Lead with the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust South Staffordshire IAPT teams
  451. Jasmin Wertz, PhD Student at Kings College London
  452. Simon Wessely, Chair of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences (IoPPN), King’s College London
  453. Karen Wetherall, Researcher at the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow
  454. Beccy White, PhD student, University of Manchester
  455. Danny Whiting, Forensic Psychiatrist and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow with the Forensic Psychiatry Research Group at the University of Oxford
  456. Alice Wickersham, PhD student at the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre
  457. Michael Wigelsworth, Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  458. Lucy Willetts, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited CBT Therapist
  459. Jess Williams, PhD researcher, University of Birmingham, University of Nottingham
  460. Sarsha Wilson, Research Assistant at the NIHR Oxford Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility
  461. Emma Wincup, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law at the University of Leeds
  462. Katrina Witt, Research Fellow with the Centre for Suicide Research at the University of Oxford
  463. Stephen Wood, Professor of Adolescent Brain Development and Mental Health at the University of Birmingham
  464. Gloria Wong, Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong
  465. Talen Wright, PhD student at UCL Division of Psychiatry
  466. Til Wykes, Professor, Kings College London
  467. 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
  468. Vanessa Yim, Research assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
  469. Tiago Zortea, Post-doctoral researcher in the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow
  470. 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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The Woodland is getting busier every year.

The Woodland is getting busier every year.