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!
Geoff Barrow (founder of Invada Records and Portishead) has decided to donate all money raised by the BEAK Xmas single to the Mental Elf. Thanks Geoff![read the full story...]
Today we’re in London for the launch of the Zero Suicide Alliance: a new collaborative committed to suicide prevention in the UK and beyond. You can follow the discussion #BeyondTheRoom. We’ll be live tweeting and podcasting from 4pm.
Also, don’t miss the new FREE suicide prevention training which is accessible to all.[read the full story...]
Today we’re proud and excited to announce the launch of a new monthly tweet chat called #MentalHealthJukebox, which will provide a space for people to share the music they love and talk about their mental health. Join us![read the full story...]
Today we’re bringing you a virtual poster trail for the inaugural All Wales Senior Nurse Advisory Group mental health nursing conference 2017. Please take a look at the posters on display and vote for your favourite![read the full story...]
Today we are announcing a major new survey that will help prioritise research questions for young people’s mental health over the coming years. The Right People, Right Questions project is about looking for your unanswered questions on young people’s mental health that can be answered by research. We want to hear from 11-25 year olds with experience of mental health issues, their parents or carers, if you work with young people, or if you have another interest in the mental health of young people.[read the full story...]
Sarah McDonald and André Tomlin consider another meta-analysis of mindfulness in young people, which finds “small effect sizes on a range of outcomes”. They conclude that we badly need more RCTs that reliably evaluate the effectiveness, safety and cost effectiveness of mindfulness in young people.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin summarises a recent systematic review of facilitators and barriers to person-centred care in child and young people mental health services.[read the full story...]
André Tomlin considers a new article about high integrity mental health services for children, which calls for mental health and wellbeing support to draw on self, families, school and community resources.[read the full story...]
Please take 10 mins to participate in this important mental health survey #DigitalMHQ. It’s your chance to suggest research ideas about digital technology for mental health.[read the full story...]
The Scottish Dental Registrars on a recent systematic review of the effects of self-ligating brackets and conventional brackets on the periodontal status of adolescents undergoing orthodontic treatment.[read the full story...]