Andie is currently an MSc Clinical Mental Health Studies student at UCL, while she is also undertaking her placement at Redbridge NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Prior to this she worked as a Support Worker, supporting those who were struggling with substance misuse, most notably, alcohol and opiates. Andie has volunteered at Greater Manchester Nightline for 2 years which is a phone line and instant messenger service for students in Manchester to discuss any interpersonal, mental and academic struggles. Andie will soon start training as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner working for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) at UCL. Her interests include mental wellbeing of ethnic minorities, particularly those from mixed-race backgrounds, mental well-being of LGBTQ+ and Virtual Reality (VR).
Andie Ashdown and Theophanis Kyriacou explore a recent qualitative study on bisexual identity invalidation and its consequences for wellbeing, identity, and relationships.[read the full story...]