About The Mental Elf

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

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

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

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

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

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

Who started the Mental Elf?

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

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

How is the Mental Elf funded?

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

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

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

In 2024, we received a 3-year discretionary award from the Wellcome Trust.

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).

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

Dafni Katsampa

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

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

Laura Hemming

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

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

Follow Laura on Twitter @LHemming123

Connect with Laura on LinkedIn here

View Laura’s Mental Elf blogs here

Éimear Foley

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

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

Follow Éimear on Twitter @eimear_foley1

View Éimear’s Mental Elf blogs here

Nina Higson-Sweeney

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

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

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

Who writes for the Mental Elf?

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

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

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

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

  1. Esha Abrol, General and Older Adult Psychiatry Registrar, Barnet Enfield & Haringey Mental Health Trust
  2. Clive Adams, Chair of Mental Health Services Research and Co-ordinating Editor of the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, University of Nottingham
  3. Sally Adams, Associate Professor, University of Birmingham
  4. Vishal Aggarwal, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Leeds
  5. Yasmin Ahmadzadeh, Postdoctoral Research Associate, King’s College London
  6. Sophia Ahmed, Assistant Psychologist, National Problem Gambling Clinic, Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  7. Syeda Akther, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Oxford
  8. Lia Ali, Consultant Psychiatrist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  9. Eva Alisic, Psychologist and Research Fellow, Monash University
  10. Ahmed Al-Shihabi, Medicine Student, University College London
  11. Ariadna Albajara Saenz, Postdoctoral Researcher, Wiener-Anspach Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Cambridge
  12. Rachel Allan, Practice Leader, The Royal Mencap Society
  13. Rob Allison, Senior Lecturer, University of York
  14. Lucía Almazán Sánchez, Medical Student, King’s College London
  15. Murtada Alsaif, Pharmacist
  16. Hanzla Amir, Senior House Officer, Oxleas NHS Trust
  17. Ian Anderson, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Manchester
  18. Ole A. Andreassen, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oslo
  19. Kinga Antal, MSc Student, Kings College London
  20. Alexis An Yee Low,  MB-PhD Student, University College London
  21. Becky Appleton, Research Fellow, University College London
  22. Steve Appleton, Managing Director, Contact Consulting
  23. Briana Applewhite, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, King’s College London
  24. Sophie Archer, Assistant Psychologist, CAMHS, Rotherham, Doncaster and South Humber Trust (RDASH)
  25. Golnar Aref-Adib, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, University College London and Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  26. Alejandro Arguelles Bullon, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, UCL
  27. Mahmoud Arif, Student Wellbeing Officer, Dubai
  28. Rosario Aronica, Medical Doctor / Senior Trainee Doctor / Researcher, NHS Oxford Trust / University of Milan, Spain / University of Oxford
  29. Athina Aruldass, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School and Stanley Centre for Psychiatric Research, Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
  30. Louise Arseneault, ESRC Mental Health Leadership Fellow and Professor of Developmental Psychology, King’s College London
  31. Jessica Armitage, PhD Student, University of Bristol
  32. Andie Ashdown, MSc Student, University College London
  33. Emma Ashworth, Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University
  34. Henry Aughterson, PhD Student, University College London
  35. Tuba Saygin Avsar, Health Economics Research Fellow, University College London
  36. Camilla Babbage, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  37. Douglas Badenoch, Director of Minervation Ltd
  38. Eleanor Bailey, Research Assistant / PhD Candidate, Orygen, Australia
  39. Megan Bailey, PhD Researcher, University of Bath
  40. Jemma Baker, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  41. John Baker, Chair of Mental Health Nursing, University of Leeds
  42. Ioannis Bakolis, Senior Lecturer in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Kings College London
  43. Piumee Bandara, Consultant, World Health Organization
  44. Michelle Banfield, Associate Professor, Australian National University
  45. Jason Bantjes, Chief Specialist Scientist, Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council
  46. Lucy Barrass, Evidence Synthesis Analyst, Newcastle University and NIHR
  47. Joe Barnby, Research Assistant, University College London
  48. Kirsten Barnicot, Senior Lecturer, City, University of London
  49. Jack Barton, PhD Student, University of Manchester
  50. Aslihan Baser, Research Assistant, University of Cambridge
  51. Bibire Baykeens, Medical Student, Univesity of Plymouth
  52. Luke Bayliss, PhD Student / Research Officer, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
  53. Andy Bell, Deputy Chief Executive, Centre for Mental Health
  54. Imogen Bell, Postdoctoral Research Fellow and Psychologist, Orygen and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  55. Jonny Benjamin, Mental Health Campaigner, Film Producer, Public Speaker, Writer and Vlogger
  56. Laura Bennett, Research Assistant for the Learning Disability Mortality Review Programme (LeDeR), University of Bristol
  57. Vanessa Bennett, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  58. Clara Belessiotis, Core Trainee in Psychiatry, East London Foundation Trust
  59. India Bellairs-Walsh, Research Assistant, Orygen, Australia
  60. Francesca Bentivegna, PhD Student, University College London
  61. Hollie Berrigan, Lived Experience Lead, Beam Consultancy
  62. Natalie Berry, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Manchester and Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS
  63. Kathryn Berzins, Research Fellow in Mental Health, University of Leeds
  64. Victoria Betton, Director of mHabitat
  65. Vishal Bhavsar, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Training Fellow in Epidemiology, King’s College London
  66. Kam Bhui, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  67. Camilla Biggs, Assistant Psychologist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  68. Catherine Bird, Research Assistant, King’s College London
  69. Molly Bird, Research Associate, University College London
  70. Jo Billings, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Associate Clinical Professor, University College London
  71. Jonathan Bisson, Psychiatrist, Cardiff University
  72. Melissa Black, Clinical Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist, Black Dog Institute
  73. Jessica Bone, Research Fellow in Epidemiology, University College London
  74. Anya Borrisova, Junior Doctor, NHS
  75. Lisa Bortolotti, Professor of Philosophy, University of Birmingham
  76. George Bougas, MSc Student, King’s College London
  77. Helen Bould, Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellow, University of Oxford
  78. Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Founder and Director, National Problem Gambling Clinic
  79. Lucy Bowes, Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
  80. Marlee Bower, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Matilda Centre for Research for Mental Health and Substance Use, University of Sydney, Australia
  81. Hannah Bowers, Research Fellow, Southampton University
  82. Simon Bradstreet, Research Fellow, University of Glasgow
  83. Rachel Brand, Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  84. Josefien Breedvelt, Research Officer, Mental Health Foundation
  85. Gerome Breen, Psychiatric Geneticist, King’s College London
  86. Alana Breen, Psychological Therapist-in-Training, Centre for Psychological Therapies, University of Edinburgh
  87. Lauren Breen, Associate Professor, Curtin University, Australia
  88. Isabella Brereton, Learning Support Staff and Research Assistant
  89. Simon Brett, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner & MSci Student, University of Reading
  90. Amy Broadbent, Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, University of Essex
  91. Danielle Brocklebank, MPhil Student in Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  92. Philip Brooks, Psychiatry CT1 Doctor, South London and the Maudsley
  93. 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
  94. Ellie Brown, Research Fellow, Orygen and Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  95. Mark Brown, Development Director, Social Spider CIC
  96. Poppy Brown, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  97. Sue Brown, Senior Research Fellow, MindTech Medtech Co-operative, University of Nottingham
  98. Stefan Brugger, NIHR Academic Clinical Research Fellow, University College London
  99. Martin Brunet, GP, Binscombe Medical Centre
  100. Kjetil Gundro Brurberg, Researcher in the Division of Primary Care and Clinical Procedures, Norwegian Knowledge Center for Health Services in Public Health, Norway
  101. Megan Buoey, Junior Doctor (F2), South Yorkshire Deanery
  102. Jennifer Burgess, Academic Clinical Fellow in General Adult Psychiatry, Newcastle
  103. Lisa Burscheidt, Assistant Librarian, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  104. Georgie Buswell, Assistant Psychologist and Research Assistant, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  105. Richard Byng, GP and Professor in Primary Care Research, University of Plymouth
  106. Peter Byrne, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Royal London Hospital
  107. Sadhbh Byrne, Research Assistant, Orygen, Australia
  108. Alastair Canaway, Research Fellow, University of Warwick
  109. Krysia Canvin, Independent Health Services Researcher, University of Leeds
  110. Victoria Carlisle, PhD Student at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  111. Sarah Carr, Associate Professor of Mental Health Research, Middlesex University / Independent Consultant, Sarah Carr and Associates Ltd
  112. Zoe Catchpole, Peer Impact and Engagement Officer, McPin Foundation
  113. Laura Caven, Policy Manager, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  114. Brant Cebulla, Development Director, Vitamin D Council
  115. Emma Cernis, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  116. Iain Chalmers, Coordinator, James Lind Initiative
  117. Justin Chan, PhD Student, University College London
  118. Justin Chapman, Research Fellow, Griffith University
  119. Sarah Chapman, Knowledge Broker, UK Cochrane Centre
  120. Kate Chartres, Nurse Consultant, Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wears NHS Foundation Trust
  121. Natasha Chilman, PhD Student, King’s College London
  122. Athena Chow, PhD Student, University of Oxford
  123. Paul Christiansen, Lecturer, University of Liverpool
  124. Andrea Cipriani, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford / Editor in Chief of BMJ Mental Health
  125. Alison Clarke, Research Assistant, Orygen, Australia
  126. Gerard Clarke, Professor of Neurobehavioural Science, University College Cork
  127. Natasha Clarke, PhD Student, University of Liverpool
  128. Philippa Clery, NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, University College London
  129. Alys Cole-King, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board / the Royal College of Psychiatrists Spokesperson on Suicide and Self harm / the Clinical Director of Connecting with People
  130. Elizabeth Collier, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Derby
  131. Lorna Collins, Researcher and Member of the MARCH Network
  132. Jennifer Collom, Research Assistant, King’s College London
  133. Dean Connolly, Student, University College London
  134. Nicola Coop, Assistant Psychologist
  135. Mick Cooper, Professor of Counselling at the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde
  136. Emma Corcoran, Research Assistant, University College London
  137. Fabiana Corsi-Zuelli, PhD Student in Neuroscience (Immunopsychiatry), University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, Brazil
  138. Samuele Cortese, Clinical Associate Professor, University of Southampton / Honorary Consultant Child Psychiatrist, Solent NHS Trust
  139. Nia Coupe, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Chester
  140. Elana Covshoff, Programme Manager, SHRINE
  141. Marie Crabbe, Research Assistant, Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust
  142. Jake Crawshaw, PhD Candidate at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King’s College London
  143. Byron Creese, Research Psychologist, University of Exeter
  144. Daisy Crick, PhD Student, University of Bristol
  145. Ioana Cristea, Associate Professor, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania / Research Fellow, University of Pisa, Italy
  146. Ioana Crivatu, Research Assistant, Middlesex Univerity
  147. Jazz Croft, PhD Candidate at the Centre for Academic Mental Health, University of Bristol
  148. Rebecca Crook, Research Assistant, University of Manchester
  149. Lauren Cross, Research Assistant, University of Cambridge
  150. Grace Crowley, Academic Clinical Fellow and Core Psychiatry Trainee, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  151. Laura Culshaw, Assistant Psychologist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital/ Research Associate, University of Westminster
  152. Ian Cummins, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, University of Salford
  153. Emily Currell, MSc Student, University College London
  154. Simon D’Alfonso, Lecturer in Digital Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  155. Siobhan D’Almeida, MSc Mental Health Studies Student, King’s College London
  156. David Daley, Professor of Psychological Intervention and Behaviour Change, University of Nottingham
  157. Tim Dalgleish, Programme Leader, University of Cambridge
  158. Christian Dalton-Locke, PhD Student, University College London
  159. Jermaine Dambi, Senior Lecturer, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
  160. Aster Daniels, Research Nurse, King’s College Hospital
  161. Sasha Danilina, PhD Student, University College London
  162. Ruth Darby, Therapist-in-Training, Centre for Psychological Therapies, University of Edinburgh
  163. Trish Darcy, Research Associate, University of York
  164. Suzanne Dash, Graduate-Entry Medicine Student, University of Oxford
  165. Subodh Dave, Dean-Elect, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  166. Geoff Davies, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Surrey
  167. Kelly Davies, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of York
  168. Ellie Davis, Supply Teaching Assistant, Harford Manor
  169. John M Davis, Professor of Psychiatry and Research Professor of Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago, United States
  170. Alice Dawson, Forensic Psychologist in Training, Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service
  171. Emily Day, Research Programme Administrator for the iCATS project, University of Oxford
  172. Jennifer de Bayer, Research Coordinator at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford
  173. Derek de Beurs, Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
  174. Caroline De Brun, Knowledge and Evidence Manager, Public Health England Knowledge and Library Services
  175. Angharad de Cates, Psychiatry Registrar and Honorary Research Fellow, Warwick Medical School
  176. Franco de Crescenzo, DPhil Candidate, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford / Honorary Psychiatrist, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  177. Lindsay Dewa, Research Fellow, Imperial College London
  178. Helen Dodd, Professor of Child Psychology, University of Reading
  179. Clare Dolan, Research Assistant, University of Edinburgh
  180. Jill Domoney, Clinical Psychologist and Researcher at the Section of Women’s Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  181. Ailsa Donnelly, Lay Chair of the PRIMER group
  182. Nicholas Donnelly, Clinical Lecturer in General Adult Psychiatry, University of Bristol
  183. Muna Dubad, PhD Student, University of Warwick
  184. Jay Duckworth, PhD Student, University of Liverpool
  185. Brendan Dunlop, Clinical Psychologist in Training, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  186. Snigdha Dutta, Project Associate, Cambridge Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Cambridge
  187. Sharon Eager, Research Assistant, University College London
  188. Sammy Eden, PhD Student, University of Bath
  189. Sarah Egan, Senior Research Fellow, Curtin University, Australia
  190. Thalia Eley, Professor of Developmental Behavioural Genetics, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London
  191. Tyler Elliot, MSc Student, University College London
  192. Edel Ennis, Lecturer in Psychology, Ulster University
  193. M. David Enoch, Emeritus Consultant Psychiatrist, Royal Liverpool University Hospital
  194. Edzard Ernst, Emeritus Professor, University of Exeter
  195. Ivan Ezquerra-Romano, PhD Student, University College London
  196. Michelle Eskinazi, MSc Student, University College London / Core Psychiatry Trainee, Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  197. Norah Essali, Medical Student, University of Kalamoon, Syria
  198. Pete Etchells, Senior Lecturer in Biological Psychology, Bath Spa University
  199. Katie Evans, Head of Research and Policy, Money and Mental Health
  200. Melisa Eyuboglu, MSc Student, King’s College London
  201. Sophie Fairweather, PhD Candidate, University of Bristol
  202. Alison Faulkner, Surviver Researcher and Trainer in Mental Health
  203. Mina Fazel, Associate Professor in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Oxford / Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  204. Jodie Ferris, Assistant Psychologist, Homerton NHS University Trust
  205. Matt Field, Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool
  206. Chris Fielding, Academy Lead, Forwards Centre, Bolton Impact Trust
  207. Caroline Fiennes, Director, Giving Evidence
  208. Saoirse Finn, Network Co-ordinator, Arts Health Early Career Research Network
  209. Katie Finning, PhD Student, School of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter
  210. Terry Flemming, Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  211. Meg Fluharty, Research Assistant at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  212. Andrés Fonseca, Consultant Psychiatrist / CEO, Health eLiving Partnership / Honorary Lecturer, University College London
  213. Tamsin Ford, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  214. Alexander Foster, Research Worker in Global Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  215. Una Foye, Research Officer, Mental Health Foundation
  216. Robbie Fraser, Social Worker (Mental Health), London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  217. Eleana Frisira, Junior Doctor, NHS
  218. Suzi Gage, Lecturer in Psychology and Epidemiology, University of Liverpool
  219. Nuria Gardia, MSc Student, University of Birmingham
  220. Tanya Garg, Human Capital Consulting Analyst, Deloitte India
  221. Linda Gask, Emerita Professor of Primary Care Psychiatry, University of Manchester
  222. Rena Gatzounis, Health Psychologist, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  223. Darya Gaysina, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, University of Sussex
  224. Lina Gega, Reader in Mental Health, University of York and Hull York Medical School
  225. Svenja Sophie Geissler, Research Associate, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, LMU University Hospital
  226. Clarissa Giebel, Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
  227. Bethany Gill, Research Associate, Lancaster Associate
  228. Patricia Gillen, Head of Research and Development for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs, Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) / Lecturer, Ulster University
  229. Maria Giorgalli, Student, MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences, University College London
  230. Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Artist, Midwife and Birth Activist
  231. Pattie Gonsalves, Project Director, It’s Ok To Talk, Sangath, India
  232. Guy Goodwin, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  233. Sophie Graham, Medical Student, Newcastle University
  234. Jake Grange, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Talking Therapies Service, part of Midlands Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  235. Anjana Greedharee, Trainee in Clinical and Developmental Psychology, APEIM and Rangers Foundation Trust Special Needs School, Mauritius
  236. Amy Green, Academic Clinical Lecturer, University of Bristol
  237. Bethany Green, Social Worker in community mental health services, East London
  238. Caroline Emmer De Albuquerque Green, Post-Doctoral Fellow, ARC South London, NIHR Health and Social Care Workforce Research Unit, King’s College London
  239. Sarah Gregory, Doctoral Candidate and Study Coordinator, University of Edinburgh
  240. Ellen Grimas, PhD Student, Imperial College London
  241. Alice Grishkov, Mental Health Social Worker / Care Coordinator, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  242. David Gunnell, MB, ChB, DSc, FMedSci Professor of Epidemiology, University of Bristol
  243. Carolina Guzman Holst, DPhil Student, University of Oxford
  244. Peter Haddad, Senior Consultant in Psychiatry, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar / Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Qatar University, Qatar
  245. Jonas Hagenberg, PhD Student, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Germany
  246. Elizabeth Hall, MSc Student, King’s College London
  247. David Hallford, Clinical Psychologist and Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Deakin University, Australia
  248. Ian Hamilton, Associate Professor in Addiction, University of York
  249. Laura Hankey, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  250. Terry Hanley, Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, University of Manchester
  251. Ben Hannigan, Reader in Mental Health Nursing, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University
  252. Keir Harding, Occupational Therapist, Cynnwys (together), at the personality disorder service, Cardiff
  253. Emily Hards, Lecturer and Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Bath
  254. Laurie Hare-Duke, Research Fellow, the Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  255. Catherine Harmer, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford
  256. Amanda Harris, Psychologist and Director of the Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network
  257. Judith Harrison, Welsh Clinical Academic Training Fellow, Cardiff University
  258. Camille Hart, Psychiatric Trainee Doctor, Queen’s University, Belfast
  259. Suzan Hassan, PhD Student, University College London
  260. Helge Hasselmann, Research Masters Student in Clinical and Cognitive Neurosciences, Maastricht University, Netherlands
  261. Simon Hatcher, Full Professor of Psychiatry, University of Ottawa, Canada
  262. Joseph Hayes, Clinical Training Fellow, Division of Psychiatry, University College London
  263. Laura Hemming, PhD Student, University of Manchester
  264. Jill Hemmington, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader PG Cert (AMHP) at the School of Social Work, Care and Community, University of Central Lancashire
  265. Georgia Herring, Research Assistant, University of Bath
  266. Paul Heron, Research Fellow at Closing the Gap Network, University of York
  267. Sarah Hetrick, Associate Professor in Youth Mental Health, University of Auckland, Australia
  268. Jessamy Hibberd, Chartered Clinical Psychologist
  269. Emily Hielscher, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland, Australia
  270. Nina Higson-Sweeney, PhD Student, University of Bath
  271. Beth Hindhaugh, Research Assistant, University of Oxford
  272. Kerrie-Anne Ho, PhD Candidate, University of New South Wales, Australia
  273. Chris Hollis, Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Nottingham / Consultant in Developmental Neuropsychiatry, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
  274. Mark Horowitz, Training Psychiatrist / PhD Student, King’s College London
  275. Maxine Howard, PhD Student, University College London
  276. Dochka Hristova, Project Coordinator, National Elf Service
  277. Samei Huda, Consultant Psychiatrist, Pennine Care
  278. Charlotte Huggett, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
  279. Liz Hughes, Professor of Mental Health, University of Huddersfield and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  280. Tyler Hughes, Senior Assistant Psychologist and Research Assistant, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  281. Zill-e-Huma, Lecturer & Doctoral Fellow, Global Institute of Human Development, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Pakistan
  282. Neil Humphrey, Professor of Psychology of Education and Head of the Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  283. Xanthe Hunt, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Life Course Health Research, Department of Global Health, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  284. Lucy Hyam, PhD Student, King’s College London
  285. Jane Iles, Clinical Psychologist, CAMHS / Research Associate, Imperial College London
  286. Annie Irvine, Research Associate, ESRC Centre for Society and Mental Health, King’s College London
  287. Udita Iyengar, Project Manager in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  288. Jenna Jacob, Researcher, Anna Freud National Centre
  289. Pamela Jacobsen, Clinical Psychologist and NIHR Research Fellow, King’s College London
  290. Benjamin Janaway, Psychiatry Trainee and Science Communicator
  291. Alex Jarram, PhD Student, University College London
  292. Sameer Jauhar, Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  293. Sam Jee, Research Associate, University of Manchester
  294. Karin Jervert, Expert by Experience at Mad of America, fine artist and author
  295. Pia Jeppesen, MD, Senior Researcher, and Associate Clinical Professor at the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  296. Harmony Jiang, Clinical Studies Officer, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT)
  297. Sonia Johnson, Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry and Director of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, University College London
  298. Susie Johnson, Graduate, University of Bristol
  299. Mandy Johnstone, Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Edinburgh
  300. Andrew Jones, Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Liverpool
  301. Ian Jones, Professor of Perinatal Psychiatry, Cardiff University / Director of the Welsh National Centre for Mental Health
  302. Jonathan Jones, PhD Psychology Student, University of Exeter
  303. Mona Jones, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, AnDY Research Clinic, University of Reading
  304. Dan Joyce, Clinical Lecturer at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London / Junior Doctor in general adult psychiatry
  305. Joe Judge, Clinical Psychologist, Hamilton Psychological Therapies Team, Lanarkshire
  306. Bani Kahai, Doctor, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  307. Melisa Kanber, Doctor, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  308. Shubhangi Karmakar, Medical and MSc Student, Trinity College Dublin
  309. Muzaffer Kaser, Psychiatrist and Clinical Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  310. Dafni Katsampa, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  311. Anjuli Kaul, Administrator, Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network
  312. Katerina Kavalidou, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Suicide Research Foundation in Ireland
  313. Linda Kaye, Reader in Psychology, Edge Hill University
  314. Eleanor Kennedy, PhD Student at Bristol Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  315. Patrick Kennedy-Williams, BPS Chartered and HCPC-registered Clinical Psychologist / Co-director of Psychology Oxford
  316. Jacqueline Kent-Marvick, PhD Student and T32 Pre-Doctoral Fellow, University of Utah, United States
  317. Suzy Ker, Consultant in Working Age Adult Psychiatry, Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
  318. Jack Kerwin, Medical Student
  319. Roxanne Keynejad, Clinical Research Training Fellow in the Section of Women’s Mental Health, King’s College London
  320. Nagina Khan, MRC Research Training Fellow at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester
  321. Karel Kieslich, PhD Student, University College London
  322. Francesca Kingston, Assistant Psychologist, Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust
  323. Olivia Kirtley, Research Assistant, University of Glasgow
  324. Charlotte Kitchen, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of York
  325. Martin Knapp, Professor of Health and Social Care Policy, London School of Economics (LSE)
  326. Peter Knapp, Reader in Health Sciences, University of York
  327. Pooky Knightsmith, Speaker, Lecturer, Trainer, Author and Vice Chair of the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition
  328. Dee Knipe, Vice Chancellor’s Elizabeth Blackwell Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  329. Sarah Knowles, Research Fellow, NIHR School for Primary Care Research
  330. Will Koehler, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Work, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania / Owner of Journey to a Trauma Informed Life, LLC
  331. Magdalena Skowronska, Clinical Practitioner, Camden and Islington NHS Trust, North Camden Crisis Resolution Team
  332. Marissa Kube-Clare, Trainee Psychiatrist, Oxleas NHS Trust
  333. Stanley Kutcher, Sun Life Financial Chair in Adolescent Mental Health and the Director WHO Collaborating Care in Mental Health Policy and Training, Dalhousie University and IWK Health Centre, Canada
  334. Carla Kundert, Clinical Research Associate, Chicago Health Disparities Center at the Illinois Institute of Technology, United States
  335. Theophanis Kyriacou, MSc Student, University College London
  336. Elli Kypraiou, MSc Student, University College London
  337. Rebecca Lacey, Reader in Social and Lifecourse Epidemiology, St George’s, University of London
  338. Asha Ladwa, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Exeter
  339. Melanie Lafanechere, Research Associate, University of Birmingham
  340. Emmeline Lagunes Cordoba, Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist
  341. Jennifer Laidlaw, PGY-5 Resident in Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada
  342. Olga Lainidi, Research Officer, University of Macedonia, Greece
  343. Paris LalousisLecturer in Artificial Intelligence in Mental Health, King’s College London
  344. Joseph Lam, MSc Graduate in Clinical Mental Health Science, University College London
  345. Danielle Lamb, Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Applied Health Research, University College London
  346. Nicky Lambert, Director of Teaching and Learning Mental Health, Social Work and Integrative Medicine, Middlesex University
  347. Alex Langford, Psychiatrist in Oxford
  348. Antigone Lanitis, Counselling Psychologist & Team Lead, Mindler
  349. Sophie Large, Caseworker, Age UK
  350. Louise La Sala, Research Fellow at Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  351. Jennifer Lau, University Lecturer, University of Oxford / Director of the Researching Emotional Disorders and Development (REDD) lab
  352. Sharon Lawn, Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, Australia
  353. Keith Laws, Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology, University of Hertfordshire
  354. Kirsten Lawson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Kent & Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership NHS Trust
  355. Huong Le, Children and Young People’s Mental Health researcher, Centre for Mental Health
  356. Caroline Leah, Senior Lecturer and Social Worker, Manchester Metropolitan University
  357. Clair Le Boutillier, Qualitative Research Fellow, King’s College London
  358. William Lee, Clinical Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychiatry, University of Plymouth
  359. Simon Leigh, Health Economist, Lifecode® Solutions and Nexus Clinical Analytics / Research Fellow, University of Liverpool
  360. Daniel Leightly, Research Fellow at King’s College London
  361. Douglas Levinson, Director of the Stanford University Program on the Genetics of Brain Function in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, United States
  362. Gemma Lewis, University College London
  363. Michelle Lim, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology and Head of the Social Health and Wellbeing Laboratory, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  364. Caitlin Lloyd, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, Columbia University, US
  365. Lisa Lloyd, Clinical Psychologist, NHS
  366. Bryn Lloyd-Evans, Senior Lecturer, University College London
  367. Maria Loades, Reader, University of Bath
  368. Jo Lockwood, Research Fellow, University of Nottingham
  369. Millie Lowther, PhD Student and Research Assistant, University College London
  370. Poppy Ellis Logan, Associate Mental Health Worker (Adult ADHD Clinic), NHS Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust / MSc Student, King’s College London
  371. Shania Lorenz, MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences Student, University College London
  372. Karina Lovell, Director of Research and Professor of Mental Health, University of Manchester
  373. Colleen Loo, Professor of Psychiatry, University of New South Wales, Australia
  374. Raluca Lucacel, PhD Student, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  375. Isabel Luetkenherm, Masters Student, University College London
  376. Maartje Luijten, Assistant Professor at the Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands
  377. Melanie Luximon, BSc Psychology Student, University of Bath
  378. Charlie Lynch, Trauma-Informed Care Specialist Support Worker, Look Ahead
  379. Jingni Ma, PhD Student, University of Edinburgh
  380. James MacCabe, Reader in the Epidemiology of Psychosis at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  381. Christina McClure, Account Manager, VectorBuilder
  382. Sam McKay, Research Assistant – Suicide Prevention, Orygen and The University of Melbourne, Australia
  383. Steven MacDonald-Hart, Psychologist, NHS
  384. Liam Mackay, Assistant Psychologist, NHS Lanarkshire
  385. Jude Madani, MSc Student, University College London
  386. Lucy Maddox, NHS Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer and BSA Media Fellow
  387. Ailbhe Madigan, Relief Social Care Worker, Peter McVerry Trust
  388. Sarah Man, Staff Nurse, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit
  389. Sammy Man, Clinical Psychologist
  390. Farhana Mann, Wellcome Trust Research Training Fellow, University College London / Specialist Registrar (ST6) in General Adult Psychiatry in North London
  391. Warren Mansell, Reader in Clinical Psychology, University of Manchester
  392. Rosie Mansfield, Research Fellow, University College London
  393. Elena Marcus, Research Assistant, National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health and University College London
  394. Flo Martin, PhD Student, University of Bristol
  395. Joanna Martin, PhD Student, Cardiff University
  396. Steven Marwaha, Reader at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
  397. Lisa Marzano, Associate Professor in Psychology, Middlesex University
  398. Filip Marzecki, PhD Student, King’s College London
  399. Hazel Marzetti, Research Associate, University of Edinburgh
  400. Katie Masters, PhD Candidate, University of Birmingham
  401. Maryam Matter, Neuroscience & Mental Health Specialist / Freelance Speaker, Coach & Writer
  402. Dona Matthews, Developmental Psychologist
  403. Timothy Matthews, Postdoctoral Researcher, King’s College London
  404. Olivia Maynard, Research Associate at the Tobacco and Alcohol Research Group, University of Bristol
  405. Rosalind McAlpline, PhD Student, University College London
  406. Edel Mc Glanaghy, Clinical Psychologist, NHS Forth Valley / Research Fellow, Edinburgh Napier University
  407. Rose McCabe, Professor of Clinical Communication, City University London
  408. Heather McClelland, Research Assistant and PhD Student, University of Glasgow
  409. Sarah McDonald, Clinical Psychologist
  410. Iain McDougall, Specialist Trainee in General Adult Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  411. Carla McEnery, Provisional Psychologist and PhD Candidate at the Brain and Psychological Sciences Research Centre, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
  412. Cara McErlain, Associate Psychologist and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Pneuma Healthcare
  413. Paula McFadden, Senior Lecturer in Social Work, Ulster University
  414. Ian McGeoghegan, Mental Health Practitioner, Trafford CAMHS
  415. John McGowan, Director and Academic Director of the Clinical Psychology Training Scheme, Salomons Centre for Applied Psychology
  416. Andrew McIntosh, Professor of Biological Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
  417. Harley McIntosh, MSc Student, King’s College London
  418. Phoebe McKenna-Plumley, PhD Student, Queen’s University Belfast
  419. Kwame McKenzie, CEO of Wellesley Institute
  420. Alison McKinlay, Psychologist and Post-doctoral Researcher, the Institute of Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  421. Kate McLaughlin, Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, University of Washington, United States
  422. Sally McManus, Research Director, National Centre for Social Research
  423. Peter McMurray, Psychiatry Core Trainee, Southern Trust in Northern Ireland
  424. Nick Meader, Research Fellow, Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, University of York
  425. Carlos Mena, PhD Student, University College London
  426. Richard Meiser-Stedman, Professor of Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia
  427. Wezi Mhango, Doctoral Researcher, University of Sussex / Lecturer in Psychology, University of Malawi, Malawi
  428. Pascal Immanuel Michael, PhD Student, University of Greenwich
  429. Chris Miller, Research Assistant, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  430. Kathryn Mitchell, Core Psychiatry Trainee, Belfast Trust, Northern Ireland
  431. Masuma Pervin Mishu, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, University of York
  432. Layla Mofrad, Senior Psychological Therapist, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust
  433. Emma Molyneaux – Postdoctoral Researcher in the Section of Women’s Mental Health, King’s College London / Mental Health Policy Research Unit
  434. Mark Monaghan, Lecturer in Criminology and Social Policy, University of Loughborough
  435. Joanna Moncrieff, Professor of Social and Critical Psychiatry, University College London / Consultant Psychiatrist, North East London NHS Foundation Trust
  436. Stephen Moore, Inpatient Psychiatrist, Tyrone and Fermanagh Hospital
  437. Paul Morrison, Psychiatrist and Researcher at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  438. Nuala Morse, Lecturer in Museum Studies, University of Leicester
  439. Michelle Moulds, Professor and PLuS Alliance Fellow, School of Psychology, University of New South Wales, Australia
  440. Claire Mokrysz, PhD Student, University College London
  441. Jonathan Monk-Cunliffe, Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  442. Amy Morgan, Senior Research Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  443. John Moriarty, Research Fellow, University of Belfast
  444. Marcus Munafò, Professor of Biological Psychology, University of Bristol
  445. Susannah Murphy, Lecturer, University of Oxford
  446. Nikki Nabavi, Medical Student, University of Manchester
  447. Monisha Nahar, MSc Student, University College London
  448. Akshay Nair, Wolfson Clinical Research Fellow, University College London
  449. Akansha Mahesh Naraindas, MSc Student, King’s College London
  450. Monisha Narayanan, Research Associate at Campell Review Southasia
  451. Rasanat Fatima Nawaz, PhD Student, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  452. Josephine Neale, Trainee Psychiatrist in North London
  453. Ross Nedoma, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, University College London
  454. Ashlee Negrone, Lived Experience Researcher, Black Dog Institute, Australia
  455. Natalie Nelissen, Research Fellow, mHabitat
  456. Rosalyn Nelson, Assistant Psychologist, North Wilts Memory Service, Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
  457. Jill Newby, Senior Lecturer, MRFF/NHMRC Career Development Fellow and Research Director of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression, St Vincent’s Hospital, Australia
  458. Nicola Newhouse, Researcher, Health Experiences Research Group, University of Oxford
  459. Sarah Nicholson, MSc Student, King’s College London
  460. Claire Niedzwiedz, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Research on Environment, Society and Health, University of Edinburgh
  461. Timothy Nguyen, Trainee Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  462. Hilary Norman, Lecturer in Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London
  463. Peter Norton, Professor of Clinical Psychology, Monash University, Australia / Director of the Monash FEAR Clinic
  464. Aileen O’Brien, Reader in Psychiatry and Education & Dean for Students, St George’s University of London
  465. Elly O’Brien, Information Scientist, London
  466. Siobhan O’Neill, Professor of Mental Health Sciences, Ulster University
  467. Elena Opie, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, NHS
  468. Andrew O’Shaughnessy, Consultant in Public Health in Bradford & Airedale and Visiting Research Fellow, University of Leeds
  469. Emanuele Osimo, Academic Clinical Psychiatrist, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
  470. Chris O’Sullivan, Mental Health Foundation
  471. Oluwaseun Oluwaranti, Specialty Doctor, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  472. Juliana Onwumere, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London / Consultant Clinical Psychologist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  473. Sami Ouanes, Clinical Fellow in Advanced General Adult Psychiatry, Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar
  474. Alison Osborne, Senior Research Assistant, Northumbria University
  475. Michael Ostacher, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine
  476. Dennis Ougrin, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust / Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  477. Jennifer Rose Oulton, Assistant Psychologist in Learning Disabilities Service, CAMHS Wirral
  478. Gozde Ozakinci, Health Psychologist and Lecturer in Health Psychology, University of St Andrews
  479. Prianka Padmanathan, PhD Clinical Fellow, University of Bristol
  480. Geoff Page, Research Fellow, University of York
  481. Danae Palate, Therapist in Training, Centre for Psychological Therapies
  482. Laurence Palfreyman, Assistant Psychologist in South London
  483. Edward Palmer, Academic Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry and PhD candidate, University of Birmingham
  484. Harry Palmer, Programme Coordinator, Mental Health Research Programme, Veterans and their Families (UK), Centre for Mental Health
  485. Gaj Panagoda, Paediatric Rehabilitation Specialist and General Paediatrician, Institute for Urban Indigenous Health and Superkid Rehab
  486. Carmine Pariante, Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  487. Georgie Parker, Research Assistant, NELFT and University College London
  488. Jennie Parker, Senior Researcher, the McPin Foundation
  489. Nadine Parker, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oslo, Norway
  490. Sophie Paul, Assistant Psychologist, NHS
  491. Steven Parkes, Research Assistant, King’s College London
  492. Francesca Payne, Clinical Psychologist, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  493. Felicity Pearce, CT3 Psychiatry Trainee, NHS
  494. Emily Peckham, Closing the Gap Network+ Coordinator, University of York
  495. Christopher Pell, In-patient General Adult Psychiatrist at the Susan Carnegie Centre in Angus, Scotland for NHS Tayside
  496. Tamara Pemovska, Research Fellow, UCL
  497. Zephyr Percy, MSc Student, King’s College London
  498. Elvira Perez Vallejos, Associate Professor Digital Tech for Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  499. Ava Phillips, PhD Student, King’s College London
  500. Joseph Pierre, Health Sciences Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  501. Alexandra Pike, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University College London
  502. Sophia Pillai, Psychiatrist, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust
  503. Serap Pinar, Biomedical and Molecular Science Research (MSc), King’s College London
  504. Vanessa Pinfold, Co-Founder & Research Director, McPin Foundation
  505. Alexandra Pitman, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University College London / Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust
  506. Rudiger Pittrof, Consultant in Sexual and Reproductive Health, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
  507. Rosa Pitts, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Lancashire Care NHS / Lancaster University
  508. Belinda Platt, Post-Doc, LMU University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  509. Lydia Poole, Research Fellow in Mixed Methods at the Institute of Health Informatics, University College London
  510. Rob Poole, Professor of Social Psychiatry, Bangor University
  511. Bryony Porter, Senior Research Associate, University of East Anglia, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration East of England
  512. Inês Pote, Research Officer, Early Intervention Foundation
  513. Alice Potter, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, NELFT NHS Foundation Trust
  514. Lucinda Powell, Education and Mental Health Consultant
  515. Amy Price, Trustee, ThinkWell
  516. Christine Purdon, Professor, University of Waterloom, United States
  517. Lucy Purnell, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Cambridge and Peterborough NHS Trust
  518. Nida Rahman, Assistant Psychologist, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust
  519. Divyangana Rakesh, PhD Candidate, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  520. Paul Ramchandani, LEGO Professor of Play in Education, University of Cambridge
  521. Anusha V Ramji, MSc Student, King’s College London
  522. 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
  523. Matt Ravenhall, Final year Biology student, University of York
  524. Susan Rasmussen, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychological Sciences and Health, University of Strathclyde
  525. Wajeeha Raza, PhD Student, University of York
  526. Tessa Reardon, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oxford
  527. Stefan Rennick-Egglestone, Digital Research Specialist, University of Nottingham
  528. Laoise Renwick, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  529. Shirley Reynolds, Director of the Charlie Waller Institute and Professor of Evidence Based Psychological Therapies, University of Reading
  530. Cara Richardson, PhD Student, University of Glasgow
  531. Thomas Richardson, Principal Clinical Psychologist, Solent NHS Trust
  532. 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
  533. Jodi Rintelman, Pharmacist and Medical Writer
  534. Tessa Roberts, Global Mental Health Researcher, King’s College London
  535. Jo Robinson, Associate Professor, Orygen, Australia
  536. Jonathan Roiser, Professor of Neuroscience and Mental Health; Deputy Director, UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
  537. Liana Romaniuk, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Edinburgh
  538. Abi Rose, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Liverpool
  539. Diana Rose, Professor of User-Led Research and Head of Section and Co-director Service User Research Enterprise (SURE), King’s College London
  540. Rachel Rowan-Olive, Mental Health Service User/Survivor, Illustrator, and graduate student, Birkbeck, University of London
  541. Sarah Rowe, Associate Professor and Deputy Director on the MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences and MSc Mental Health Sciences Research, University College London
  542. Tobias Rowland, Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Warwick
  543. Alex Ruck Keene, Barrister specialising in mental capacity and mental health law / Wellcome Research Fellow, King’s College London
  544. James Rucker, NIHR Clinician Scientist Fellow, King’s College London
  545. Susie Rudge, Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  546. Kirsten Russell, PhD Student, Strathclyde University
  547. Katharine Sacks-Jones, Director, Agenda
  548. Emma Saddleton, Research Worker and part-time MSc Student at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  549. Mary Sadid, Policy Officer, NSUN
  550. Pooja Saini, Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University
  551. Tatiana Salisbury, Lecturer in Global Mental Health at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  552. Paul Salkovskis, Director of the Oxford Institute of Clinical Psychology Training and Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy, University of Oxford
  553. Christopher Sampson, Economist, Office of Health Economics
  554. Liz Sampson, Clinical Professor, Marie Curie Palliative Care Research Department
  555. João Santos, Research Associate and Data Manager, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  556. Leela Sathyaputri, Undergraduate Research Assistant, University of Iowa, United States
  557. Martyna Sawicka, Data Collection Coordinator, Arizona Twin Project, Arizona State University, United States
  558. Gemma Sawyer, PhD Student, University of Bristol, UK
  559. Jessica Scaife, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  560. Heike Schroder, Lecturer in Human Resource Management, Queen’s University Management School
  561. Ava Schulz, Postdoctoral Researcher, OPTIMAX Project
  562. Joseph Schwartz, Associate Professor, Florida State University, United States
  563. Susanne Schweizer, Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Group, University College London
  564. Hannah Rachel Scott, PhD Student, University College London
  565. Stephen Schueller, Associate Professor of Psychological Science, University of California, United States
  566. Lucas Shelemy, PhD Researcher, University of Reading
  567. Andrew Shepherd, Doctoral Research Fellow, University of Manchester / Higher Trainee in Forensic Psychiatry
  568. Hilary Shepherd, Researcher, Department of Health and Social Care
  569. Luke Sheridan-Rains, Research Associate in the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit, University College London
  570. Krupa Sheth, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Coventry & Warwick Partnership Foundation Trust
  571. Lottie Shipp, SEMH Teaching Assistant
  572. Natalie Shoham, Clinical Training Fellow, University College London
  573. Meenakshi Shukla, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya, India
  574. Magenta Simmons, Senior Research Fellow, Orygen and Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  575. Lucy Simons, Research Fellow at NIHR MindTech Healthcare Technology Cooperative, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham
  576. Megan Skelton, PhD Student in the Emotional Development Intervention and Treatment Lab (EDIT Lab), King’s College London
  577. Jude Smit, PhD Student and Psychotherapist
  578. Mark Smith, IAPT Clinician, Steps2Change / Independent Psychotherapist Trainer
  579. Francesca Solmi, Research Associate, Division of Psychiatry, University College London
  580. Marco Solmi, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Neurosciences Department, University of Padua, Italy
  581. Andrew Sommerlad, PhD Fellow, University College London
  582. Gilda Spaducci, PhD Student, IoPPN, King’s College London
  583. Sophie Stammers, Research Fellow on Project PERFECT, University of Birmingham
  584. Aggelos Stamos, MSc Clinical Sciences Student, University College London
  585. Lorna Staines, Lecturer, Department of Health Psychology, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland
  586. Emily Stapley, Research Fellow in the Evidence Based Practice Unit, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families and University College London
  587. Eloise Stark, PhD Student, University of Oxford
  588. Penelope Zoe Stavrou, Junior Doctor, NHS
  589. Thomas Steare, Research Assistant, University College London
  590. Sarah Steeg, Presidential Fellow, University of Manchester
  591. Charlotte Steel, Assistant Psychologist, Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  592. David Steele, Junior Doctor with an interest in psychology, psychiatry and public health
  593. Andrew Steptoe, Professor of Psychology and Epidemiology, University College London
  594. Annie Stevenson, Assistant Psychologist, NELFT
  595. Sarah Stock, PhD student, UCL
  596. Kevin Stone, Associate Head of Department for Law, UWE Bristol
  597. Becci Strawbridge, Mental Health Research at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  598. Caroline Struthers, Education and Training Manager for the EQUATOR Network
  599. Stefanie Sturm, PhD Student, University of Barcelona, Spain
  600. Shuichi Suetani, Psychiatrist, Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research & Queensland Brain Institute, Australia
  601. Harry Sumnall, Professor in Substance Use at the Public Health Institute, Liverpool John Moores University
  602. Irene Sutcliffe, Lived Experience Expert
  603. Rebecca Syed, Researcher, King’s College London
  604. Rachel Symons, Mental Health Nurse, Teacher and Speaker
  605. Edward Sykes, Senior Press Manager and Head of Mental Health & Neuroscience, Science Media Centre
  606. Danny Taggart, Academic Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, University of Essex
  607. Hosana Tagomori, MSc Student, University of Oxford
  608. Olufemi Talabi, Core Psychiatry Trainee, East of England Deanery
  609. Amelia Talbot, DPhil Researcher, University of Oxford
  610. Catherine Talbot,  Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University
  611. Katherine Tallent, Mental Health Recovery Worker, Rethink Mental Illness
  612. Shivangi Talwar, PhD Student, University College London
  613. Marcus Tan, Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Plymouth
  614. Lawson Taylor, MSc student, King’s College London
  615. Sahra Tekin, PhD Student, University College London
  616. Jon Paul Teo, Consultant Psychiatrist, Statewide Transcultural Mental Health Centre
  617. Garry Tew, Professor of Clinical Exercise Science, Northumbria University
  618. Su-Gwan Tham, Research Associate, National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Safety and Mental Health (NCISH), University of Manchester
  619. Andrew Thompson, Clinical Health Psychologist, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
  620. Georgina Thompson, Assistant Psychologist, NHS
  621. Sam Thompson, CBT Therapist/Registered Nurse Mental Health, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
  622. Rupert Thurston, Junior Doctor working in General Adult Psychiatry in the West Midlands
  623. Isabeau Tindall, Research Fellow, Curtin University, Australia
  624. Liesbeth Tip, Clinical and Counselling Psychologist, Mindler UK
  625. Caroline Tomes, Public Health Specialty Registrar currently working in Cambridge
  626. André Tomlin, Founder and Managing Director, Minervation Ltd and the National Elf Service Ltd
  627. Anneka Tomlinson, Clinician and Senior Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford
  628. Emiliana Tonini, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sydney, Australia
  629. John Torous, Director of the Digital Psychiatry Division at the Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, United States
  630. Caroline Touzeau, Clinical Research Coordinator, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, Columbia University, US
  631. Ellen Townsend, Professor of Psychology, University of Nottingham
  632. Solomon Towuru, Lecturer in Mental Health, University of Derby
  633. Derek Tracy, Consultant Psychiatrist and Associate Clinical Director for crisis, inpatient, and rehabilitation services, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
  634. David Trickey, Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Specialist Trauma and Maltreatment Service, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  635. Sam Trowell, Masters Student, University of St. Andrews
  636. Isabela Troya, Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Public Health, University College Cork & National Suicide Research Foundation
  637. Stella Tsoli, PhD student at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies, University College London
  638. Remco Tuijt, PhD Student, University College London
  639. Jessica Tunmore, Senior Research Assistant and Patient and Public Involvement Lead, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust
  640. David Turgoose, Clinical Psychologist in the Attachment and Trauma Team, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  641. Alison Turner, Head of the Evidence Analysis team within the Strategy Unit, NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
  642. Lauren Turner, Research Assistant, Queen Mary University
  643. Sally Turner, Researcher, University of Bristol
  644. Alan Underwoord, Specialist Clinical Psychologist
  645. Raphael Underwood, PhD Candidate at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London
  646. Noortje Uphoff, Research Fellow,  Cochrane Common Mental Disorder, University of York
  647. Rachel Upthegrove, Senior Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Birmingham
  648. Syed Usman Hamdani, Founding Director and Assistant Professor, Global Institute of Human Development, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  649. Kyla Vaillancourt, Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist, University of Oxford and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  650. Anne-Laura van Harmelen, Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge
  651. Wouter van Ballegooijen, Lecturer / Assistnt Professor, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
  652. Eline van Bree, PhD Student, GGZ Rivierduinen Eating Disorders
  653. Mira Vasileva, Clinical Psychologist, The University of Melbourne & Psychiatric Clinic Lueneburg, Australia
  654. Ana Veic, Research Assistant, Middlesex University
  655. Silke Verekeen, PhD Student Researcher, University of York
  656. Verity Wainwright, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  657. Joanne Wadsworth, MSc Student, King’s College London
  658. Syeda Wajeeha Zafar, Research Fellow, Global Institute of Human Development, Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  659. Charlotte Walker, Lived Experience Consultant and Service-User Researcher
  660. Chenel Walker, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, King’s College London
  661. Joanne Wallace, Graduate Entry Medical Student, University of Warwick
  662. Hannah Wallace, BSc Student, University of Oxford
  663. Annabel Walsh, Senior Postdoctoral Research Project Manager, King’s College London
  664. Kathryn Walsh, Research Associate, University of Birmingham
  665. Florian Walter, Lecturer, University of Manchester
  666. Michael Walton, PhD Student, Manchester Metropolitan University
  667. Jingyi Wang, Research Associate, University College London
  668. Lilli Waples, MRes Student, University of Bristol
  669. Fiona Warner-Gale, Joint Director, Associate Development Solutions Ltd
  670. Andrew Watson, Clinical Research Fellow in Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh
  671. Sarah Watts, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Clinical Lead, Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust South Staffordshire IAPT teams
  672. Marianne Webb, Research Assistant at Orygena and the Centre for Youth Mental Health, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  673. Jasmin Wertz, PhD Student, Kings College London
  674. Céline Wessa, MD, PhD Student, University of Antwerp
  675. Simon Wessely, Chair of Psychological Medicine at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences (IoPPN), King’s College London
  676. Karen Wetherall, Researcher at the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow
  677. Beccy White, PhD Student, University of Manchester
  678. Danny Whiting, Forensic Psychiatrist and NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow with the Forensic Psychiatry Research Group, University of Oxford
  679. Alice Wickersham, PhD Student, NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre
  680. Michael Wigelsworth, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Institute of Education, University of Manchester
  681. Rebecca Wilkinson, CT2 Psychiatry, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust
  682. Lucy Willetts, Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Accredited CBT Therapist
  683. Jess Williams, PhD Researcher, University of Birmingham & University of Nottingham
  684. Oleta Williams, Newcastle University
  685. Bethany Williamson, MSc Student, King’s College London
  686. Grace Williamson, Research Coordinator, King’s College London
  687. Micheal J. Wilson, Researcher at Orygen, Centre for Youth Mental Health, University of Melbourne
  688. Sarsha Wilson, Research Assistant, NIHR Oxford Cognitive Health Clinical Research Facility
  689. Gemma Wilson-Menzfeld, Health Psychologist and Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
  690. Emma Wincup, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice, School of Law, University of Leeds
  691. Danielle Windget, PhD Student, University of Exeter
  692. Isaac Winterburn, Research Assistant, University of Cambridge
  693. Millie Witcher, Trainee Clinical Psychologist, NHS
  694. Katrina Witt, Research Fellow with the Centre for Suicide Research, University of Oxford
  695. Jeanne Wolstencroft, Research Fellow, University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
  696. Stephen Wood, Professor of Adolescent Brain Development and Mental Health, University of Birmingham
  697. Gloria Wong, Assistant Professor, The University of Hong Kong, China
  698. Talen Wright, PhD Student, University College London
  699. Til Wykes, Professor, King’s College London
  700. Emma Yapp, Research Assistant in the Section of Women’s Mental Health in the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  701. Vanessa Yim, Research Assistant at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London
  702. Aneta Zarska, PhD Student, City University London
  703. Francesca Zecchinato, Psychology PhD Candidate, University of Southampton
  704. Margherita Zenoni, MSc Clinical Mental Health Student, University College London; Honorary Assistant Researcher at North East London NHS Foundation Trust; Intern at World Health Organization (WHO) – Mental Health, Disability and Human Rights
  705. Tiago Zortea, Post-doctoral researcher in the Suicidal Behaviour Research Lab, University of Glasgow
  706. 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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