André Tomlin is an Information Scientist with 20 years experience working in evidence-based healthcare. He's worked in the NHS, for Oxford University and since 2002 as Managing Director of Minervation Ltd, a consultancy company who do clever digital stuff for charities, universities and the public sector. Most recently André has been the driving force behind the Mental Elf and the National Elf Service; an innovative digital platform that helps professionals keep up to date with simple, clear and engaging summaries of evidence-based research. André is a Trustee at the Centre for Mental Health and an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London Division of Psychiatry. He lives in Bristol, surrounded by dogs, elflings and lots of woodland!
André Tomlin presents the recent series of #EmergingMinds webinars on how we can best support the mental health of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic. These free online events brought together experts in the field to answer the questions of parents, carers, practitioners and educators.[read the full story...]
Hundreds of people have written Mental Elf blogs over the last few years, and today we want you to tell us who you think has done it the best.[read the full story...]
Taking mental health events #BeyondTheRoom dramatically increases their reach and impact. Live tweeting, podcasting and streaming can bring a huge online audience to your conference.
Today, we want YOUR suggestions for which was the best mental health event covered by our #BeyondTheRoom team last year.[read the full story...]
Twitter threads, podcast chats, live streamed YouTube debates, Facebook rants, Instagram stories, academic bun-fights on blog comments…
There are loads of ways to discuss mental health research online. Today, we want YOUR suggestions for which was the best mental health research conversation last year.[read the full story...]
Today, please take 2 minutes to nominate your top 3 Mental Elf blogs published in 2019.
The #MentalElfAwards honour mental health research, researchers and those who communicate research findings in the real world.[read the full story...]
Mental health research can have a huge positive impact on people’s lives. The new #MentalElfAwards honour mental health research, researchers and those who communicate research findings in the real world.
Today you can nominate the mental health research paper published in 2019 that you think will have the biggest impact.[read the full story...]
We are looking for 3 part-time Project Coordinators to join the Mental Elf team. If you have the skills to support us in the writing, editing and disseminating of Mental Elf blogs, download the National Elf Service job advert and send us your application before 13th September 2019.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin summarises a new report out today by Centre for Mental Health and Samaritans: “Strengthening the frontline: Investing in primary care for effective suicide prevention”.
Follow the discussions on Twitter using the #SuicidePreventionPC hashtag.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin sets the scene for the 2019 #MQScienceMeeting which brings together researchers across different disciplines to explore cutting-edge new ways to understand, treat and prevent mental illness.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin shares his own experiences of being diagnosed with postnatal depression and wonders how we can improve screening for other fathers at risk during the perinatal period.[read the full story...]