Dr Andrew Mayers

Dr Andrew Mayers


Principal Academic

Bournemouth University

Psychology Group

(Faculty of Science and Technology)

Poole House

Fern Barrow

Poole   BH12 5BB

Tel: 01202 961871

Media links

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 serve on several local and national advisory groups for maternal mental illness. I am a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA), as a refection of my work with young people's mental health. 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 charity based in Dorset. that supports families who care for victims of child sexual abuse. I work closely with Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation NHS Trust and Dorset Police (in association with Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner) on the mental health street triage. I have been appointed as Executive Producer for the Mordue Pictures feature film A Quiet Storm, and I am acting as advisor on their animated mental health documentary Mad World.

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 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 child and family mental health, 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 .

Mental health - latest news

Come and see Jonny Benjamin MBE and Neil Laybourn at Bournemouth Samaritans AGM, May 22nd

Looking for sponsors for great animated mental health documentary "Mad World" from Mordue Pictures





Check latest news from Dorset Mind


e-mail: amayers@bournemouth.ac.uk

Twitter: @DrAndyMayers