Dr Andy Mayers
Dr Andy Mayers is an academic psychologist, based at Bournemouth University, specialising in mental health, particularly in the perinatal period (for mothers, fathers and their families) and conducting some work with young people's mental health.
Andy is Patron for Dorset Mind, engaging with promoting the charity across Dorset as well as using his expertise and influence to facilitate wider relationships. Locally, he also represents DorPIP (as trustee and ambassador) and has a long history of working closely with the Samaritans of Bournemouth & District.
Andy actively campaigns locally and nationally, to improve mental health services; some of that work has included taking campaigns in the UK Parliament. He helps design and improve mental health support services. He serves on several local and national advisory groups for maternal mental illness, including groups that influence NHS policy changes.
You can follow him on Twitter (@DrAndyMayers) and Instagram (@drandymayers)