Maria has a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Crete, Greece and a BSc in Psychology from the University of Sheffield, UK. She is currently doing her MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at UCL, UK. Her dissertation focuses on building a review of theoretical models of social prescribing. She has worked as a volunteer research assistant at UCL in the Community Navigator Study which is a feasibility trial of a program of support to increase community connections and reduce loneliness for people with complex anxiety and depression, the RESPECT Study which is an innovative program to improve sexual health in people with severe mental illnesses such as psychosis and in the NIHR Policy Research Unit at UCL.
Jenny Collom, Maria Giorgalli and Derek Tracy welcome a new RCT published yesterday in The Lancet which demonstrates the benefits of peer-supported self-management for people discharged from a mental health crisis team.[read the full story...]