Becky Appleton

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Becky is a research fellow at the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit based in the Division of Psychiatry, University College London. She has a background in psychology and youth mental health research. Her research interests include early interventions in mental health, children and young people’s mental health, digital mental health care and service improvement.


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SMS CBT TLC CYP? 🤔 Does delivering cognitive behavioural therapy via text messages help improve depression in young people?


Becky Appleton summarises a randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness and acceptability of text-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for improving depression in young adults.

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Mental health care and the benefits system: linked data provides opportunities for new research


Becky Appleton explores the potential of new data linkage opportunities for understanding the intersection between mental health service use and receipt of benefits in a South London service user population.

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