Andie Ashdown

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Andie is currently a Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner studying at UCL and an aspiring clinical psychologist. She has also completed a BSc in Psychology at the University of Manchester for which she achieved first-class honours, and an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at UCL. Her interests include the mental wellbeing of ethnic minorities, particularly those from mixed-race backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and Virtual Reality (VR).

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Childhood trauma, bullying-victimisation and the mental health of LGBTQ+ individuals

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou review a study from the Netherlands that looks at the links between childhood trauma, bullying-victimization and mental illness in people from sexual minority groups.

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Ethnicity and power: how can we make mental healthcare equitable for all people with psychosis?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou consider the findings of a recent qualitative study which looks at the differences experienced by Black Caribbean and White British people trying to access care for psychosis.

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What impact does racism have on the mental health of multiracial people?

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou appraise a cross-sectional study looking at the impact that racial discrimination experienced by multiracial people can have on their mental wellbeing.

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The potential of virtual reality to address social functioning impairments in people with psychosis

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou summarise a systematic review on virtual reality-based assessment and treatment of social functioning impairments in psychosis.

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“She kept telling me I had to be one or the other”: bisexual identity invalidation

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Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou explore a recent qualitative study on bisexual identity invalidation and its consequences for wellbeing, identity, and relationships.

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