Elena Opie

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Elena works to improve the lives of people who experience mental health difficulties. At IAPT in the NHS, Elena's role is Community Outreach Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, specialised in working in the context of long-term health conditions. Her aim is to reduce health inequality and improve access to healthcare for stigmatised or marginalised groups within our wonderfully diverse society. Elena holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Kent and an MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences from UCL. Her interests include community psychology; trauma-informed care; service user voices in research and service development.


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Abandoned and betrayed: burnout and moral injury amongst NHS staff during COVID-19

Thank you NHS

Elena Opie summarises a study exploring the UK National Health Service staff experiences of betrayal-based moral injury during COVID-19.

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Waiting for the verdict: service user experiences of Mental Health Act assessment


Elena Opie considers a qualitative study exploring the experiences of vulnerable individuals being assessed under the Mental Health Act.

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A map of England’s community mental health interventions: are we meeting people’s needs?


In her debut blog, Elena Opie considers a study that aimed to map community mental health interventions related to policy and practice for improving adult mental health in England.

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