Andrew Mayers is a psychologist specialising in child and family mental health (particularly perinatal mental illness) and sleep (especially children). He actively campaigns for raising better awareness for mental health, and challenge stigma and discrimination. Mayers is also keen to help tackle child abuse and the impact that this has on future risk for mental health problems. He serves on several local and national advisory groups for maternal mental illness. He acts as Patron for theSamaritans of Bournemouth and District and Patron for Dorset Mind. He is Chair of trustees for ActsFast, a child abuse charity based in Dorset. He works closely withDorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation NHS Trust on the Dorset Police mental health street triage.
Across the pages of his website, you will discover more about Mayers’ mental healthcampaigns, including raising awareness about perinatal mental health. Much of his work has been received publicity through television, radio and other media (see link on the left of this page). He works with local and national experts to help children get better sleep. He runs ‘maternal mental health training courses for health professionals (mostly pre- and post-registration midwives and health visitors). He is keen to hear from anyone who would like to work with me on any of these projects.
Mayers is employed as a Senior Lecturer at Bournemouth University, where he teaches clinical psychology and statistics. He also holds an honorary post at Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust. His 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 his wesite, you can find details of his current and planned research, an overview of his teaching duties, and links to his published book on SPSS and statistics. He would welcome opportunities to collaborate on research programmes with other academics and health groups. You can follow him on Twitter @DrAndyMayers.
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Published: 12 May 2016
Last update: 28 July 2016