Dr Andrew Mayers
PhD, MBPsS, FRSA
(Faculty of Science and Technology)
Poole BH12 5BB
Mental health - latest news
I am an academic psychologist specialising in mental health, particularly perinatal mental health (Including fathers) 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 a Governor for Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust (the mental health and community health NHS Trust for Dorset). I am Patron for the Samaritans of Bournemouth & District and Patron for Dorset Mind. 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 sexually abused. I am a Trustee for DorPIP, a charity that provides therapeutic intervention and support for parent-infant relationships. Encompassing all of those roles, I am also now Chair of the Dorset Mental Health Alliance, a consortium of NHS providers, charities and support groups all working together in mental health (see Mental Health page).
Across the pages of this website, you will discover more about my mental health campaigns, including raising awareness about perinatal mental health (including fathers' mental health). Much of my work has been received publicity through television, radio and other media (see media page). I run maternal mental health training courses for health professionals (mostly 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. My research focuses on many aspects of mental health. On this site, you can find details of my current and planned research, and links to my published book on SPSS and statistics.