Clinical experts were available to answer questions on a range of issues from anxiety, stress and depression to bipolar disorder, psychosis and developmental disorders.

Medical Experts

  • Annette Boden

    Hypnotherapist, Psychotherapist, Counsellor - MSc, BSc (Hons) Ps...

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  • Dr Trevor Friedman

    Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist - BSc MB BS FRCPsych

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  • Wendy Green

    Health Expert & Author - BSc (Hons) Health Studies

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  • Dr Johanna Herrod

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  • Dr Gary Jackson

    Consultant Psychiatrist - M.B.B.Ch., F.R.C.Psych

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  • Sarah Turner

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and Addictions Counsellor

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CHARITY PARTNERS

The Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is the UK’s leading mental health research and development charityThe Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is the UK’s leading mental health research and development charity. Since 1949 we have been working tirelessly to improve the lives of people affected by mental health problems, reduce the suffering caused by mental ill health and help everyone lead mentally healthier lives. Our work focuses on helping people to survive, recover from and prevent mental health problems.

We conduct ground-breaking research and evaluation and communicate the findings to government ministers, health and social care professionals and the public. We develop practical solutions for better services for people affected by mental health conditions and learning disabilities. Our high profile awareness campaigns and information work reach millions of people - changing attitudes to mental health and learning disability by tackling stigma and discrimination.

The Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities (FPLD) is an integral department within the Mental Health Foundation. Through its work we help people with learning disabilities live their lives to the full by influencing government and local authority policies and services. FPLD is heavily involved in raising awareness of learning disability issues in order to break down stigma and is widely recognised in the sector for its innovative projects that challenge economic and social barriers.

We are the leading UK organisation with experience of dealing with both mental health and learning disability projects.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illnessRethink Mental Illness is a charity that believes a better life is possible for millions of people affected by mental illness. 40 years ago, one man bravely spoke about his family’s experiences of mental illness in a letter to the Times and in the process brought together hundreds to talk about their experiences of mental illness and support each other. Today we directly support almost 60,000 people every year across England to get through crises, to live independently and to realise they are not alone.

Our website and helplines give information and advice to 500,000 more and we change policy and attitudes for millions. Our services, support groups, and members cover every county in England, giving us local insight and helping us spread innovations nationally. All our work is governed by people who have lived through mental illness.

Mind

Mind is a mental health charity who believe no one should have to face a mental health problem aloneMind is a mental health charity who believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis, Mind will listen, give you support and advice and fight your corner. They also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.

MedicAlert

MedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergiesMedicAlert is a global charity that provides medical ID jewellery for people with hidden medical conditions or allergies. Situated on the pulse points, it displays the international medical symbol to quickly identify your condition and speed up treatment in an emergency. Because every moment matters.

MedicAlert members benefit from peace of mind that goes far beyond their bracelet. Their conditions are reviewed by medically trained staff, who prioritise the text engraved on each piece of jewellery. A detailed medical record is also held in MedicAlert's secure database, which can be accessed 24/7 by emergency responders.

TheStudentRoom.co.uk

TheStudentRoom.co.uk (TSR) is the world’s largest online student and youth community, receiving around 5.5 million unique visitors a monthTheStudentRoom.co.uk (TSR) is the world’s largest online student and youth community, receiving around 5.5 million unique visitors a month. Students and youths aged 14-26 meet to get support, socialise, discuss and proactively research their academic choices, career decisions and every other aspect of life. In the past, discussions have been held between TSR’s members and David Cameron, the prime minister, as well as with leaders of all the other main political parties