Depression and low mood



Advisory Panel

Professor Ilana Crome
Professor of Addiction Psychiatry and Academic Director of Psychiatry, Keele University
Erika-Maye Davies
Dr Julia Gledhilll
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College
Dr Kathy Hawley
Expert Patients Programme
Paula Lavis
Policy and knowledge manager, Young Minds
Sophie Longton
member of Youthhealthtalk Young People’s Advisory Panel
Dr Ann MCPherson
Medical Director, Health Experiences Research Group
Jim Phillips
Director; Product Development & Quality, Expert Patient Programme CIC
Craig Price
Dr Jane Roberts
Clinical Senior Lecturer in General Practice, University of Sunderland
Dr Sara Ryan
Senior Qualitative Researcher, DIPEx Health Experiences Research Group
Professor Janet Shucksmith
Professor in Public Health, University of Teesside
Kirsten Thomlinson
Services Manager, Depression Alliance Scotland
Professor Margaret Wetherell
Director, ESRC Identities Programme, Open University
Dr Anne Stewart
Consultant Adolescent Psychiatrist OBMH, Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, the University of Oxford

Our special thanks go to all the young people who shared their stories with us and made this research possible. We also would like to thank Comic Relief who funded this project.

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