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:

Dafni Katsampa

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

 

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

Laura Hemming

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

Laura is responsible for our blogs on: Anxiety, Digital Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Employment, Workplace, Housing, Welfare, Crime, Recovery/ Positive MH & wellbeing, Service user involvement, Coproduction, PPI, Economics, Developmental disorders, Perinatal mental health and parenting, Child and adolescent mental health, Psychosis and schizophrenia, Trauma, Violence and abuse, Forensics.

Follow Laura on Twitter @LHemming123

View Laura’s Mental Elf blogs here.

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