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Enhancing Community Engagement with Mental Health Services

We often sit in our Mental Health world and wonder why more people don't make use of our services. A lot of the time it's because people don't even know we exist! 

I was Principal Investigator on this research with over 100 staff in community services about how they currently support people who may be experiencing anxiety or depression and how this can be improved.   

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Suicide Online: Portrayal of Website-Related Suicide

Every time we hear about suicide in the TV, radio or social media it has a huge impact on us and our communities. I led academic research into this with a special focus on how the news stories are different when suicide involves online technology. 

As well as informing government guidelines on media reporting, this part was published in the peer-reviewed journal New Media and Society.

Research University Government Digital
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DBT - Making The Difference

For me DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) takes all the best bits of the better-known CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and adds useful tools from Eastern traditions like acceptance and mindfulness. I felt privileged to be able to help the country's only residential DBT service with strategic and operational planing to improve accessibility and continue to deliver services. 

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Warmline - A Different Kind of Helpline

It's well known that people often struggle the most when traditional mental health services are closed for anything except crisis situations. Evenings and weekends are when a simple chat can help if people are feeling unsettled and prevent things getting worse. I was privileged to put together the first professional Warmline as a peer support helpline service.  

Service Provider Digital Lived Experience Leadership
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