André started the Mental Elf website in May 2011. He has worked as an Information Scientist in Mental Health since the late nineties; initially at Oxford University's Centre for Evidence-Based Mental Health and since 2002 as the Managing Director of Minervation Ltd. He loves blogging, social media and elves! He also has established interests in evidence-based healthcare, usability testing and web design.
André Tomlin explores a recent qualitative study of fathers’ views and experiences of their own perinatal mental health, and also shares his own lived experience of postnatal depression and anxiety.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin summarises the latest instalment of the ERA (English and Romanian Adoptees) study, which explores the neurodevelopmental and mental health trajectories of Romanian orphans who experienced severe levels of early life deprivation.
Today’s blog features a podcast interview with lead author of the ERA study: Professor Edmund Sonuga-Barke.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin looks back at the #MQScienceMeeting Mental Health Science Meeting that took place in London on 2-3 Feb 2017.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin is live tweeting and live podcasting from the third annual MQ Mental Health Science Meeting in London, 2-3 Feb 2017.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin presents the top 10 mental health blogs of the year and highlights our mental health podcast, our new #BeyondTheRoom digital conference service, and the institutional subscriptions to the National Elf Service that can bring real value to your staff and students.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin’s #MindTech2016 talk about computerised cognitive behavioural therapy and depression.[read the full story...]
Today we are launching #BeyondTheRoom; an exciting new digital conference service that will create a buzz around your event, extend your reach, facilitate a democratic conversation, create a legacy and report on the impact of your social media activity.
We can bring live tweeting, live blogging, live podcasting and live streaming to YOUR event.[read the full story...]
Today we are announcing a new series of quarterly public discussions about mental health. Join us in London or online at 6pm on 9/11/16 for the first Mental Health Question Time discussion: Dementia – Care or Cure?[read the full story...]
This post accompanies a talk I’m giving in Cardiff today at the Research with Impact conference organised by Health and Care Research Wales. Please read the blog, peruse my slides and let me know what you think. It’s an exciting time for us elves![read the full story...]
André Tomlin explores a recent systematic review and meta-analysis of the effectiveness of Internet-delivered cognitive behavioural therapy (iCBT) for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).[read the full story...]