Dr Andrew Mayers
(Faculty of Science and Technology)
Poole BH12 5BB
Tel: 01202 961871
My work frequently attracts the attention of local and national media. Please click here to see an overview of radio, TV, and other media appearances.
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 am also keen to help tackle child abuse and the impact that this has on future risk for mental health problems. I serve on several local and national advisory groups for maternal mental illness. I act as Patron for the Samaritans of Bournemouth and District and Patron and for Dorset Mind. I am Chair of trustees for ActsFast, a child abuse charity based in Dorset. I work closely with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation NHS Trust (DHUFT) and Dorset Police (in association with Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner) on the mental health street triage. I am Executive Producer for the Mordue Pictures feature film A Quiet Storm.
Across the pages of this website, you will discover more about my mental health campaigns, including raising awareness about perinatal mental health. Much of my work has been received publicity through television, radio and other media (see link on the left of this page). I work with local and national experts to help children get better sleep. I run 'maternal mental health training courses for health professionals (mostly pre- and post-registration midwives and health visitors). I am keen to hear from anyone who would like to work with me on any of these projects.
I am employed as a Principal Academic at Bournemouth University, where I teach clinical psychology and mental health. I also hold an honorary post at DHUFT. My research focuses on child and family mental health, particularly on sleep (for adults and children), perinatal mental health, and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties in children and young people.
On this site, you can find details of my current and planned research, an overview of my teaching duties, and links to my published book on SPSS and statistics. I would welcome opportunities to collaborate on research programmes with other academics and health groups .
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