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I am an academic psychologist specialising in mental health, particularly perinatal mental illness and young people's mental health. I actively campaign for raising better awareness for mental health, and challenge stigma and discrimination. I serve on several local and national advisory groups for maternal mental illness. I am a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce). I am Patron for Dorset Mind (for whom I am also a trustee). I am Chair of Trustees for ActsFast, a charity based in Dorset. that supports the non-abusive family (and victims) of children who have been sensually abused. I am Patron for the Samaritans of Bournemouth & District . I am a Governor for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (the mental health and community health NHS trust for Dorset). I am Trustee and Ambassador for DorPIP, a Dorset-based charity providing therapeutic support for parent-infant relationships.


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