Olivia McGowan

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Olivia is an NHS mental health worker based in North London. She completed her BSc (Hons) in Psychology at the University of Manchester and studied her MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences at UCL. Olivia has previously conducted research in the area of student mental health and has worked mostly with children and young people, in both CAMHS and other services for young adults up to the age of 25. She is passionate about improving mental health care provision for children and young people, particularly for those who face structural inequities in the mental health system due to aspects of their identity, e.g. neurodiversity, race, socioeconomic status, LQBTQ+ etc.


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Child refugees face poorer mental health outcomes under insecure visa conditions


Olivia McGowan examines an Australian cross-sectional study on the impact of prolonged visa insecurity on asylum-seeking children, which indicates links to poorer mental health.

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