Dr Andrew Mayers
Specialisms: Mental Health, Maternal Mental Health, Fathers’ Mental Health
Andy is a Principal Academic in Psychology at Bournemouth University, where his teaching and research focuses on mental health.
Andy is also a mental health campaigner and educator, with a particular expertise in perinatal mental health (for mothers and fathers). He is Patron for Dorset Mind and works with many other local and national charities. He also acts as a perinatal mental health advisor to organisations across the UK.
Andy has spoken about mental health at many national conferences and has appeared frequently on local and national radio and television. His campaigns have taken him into UK Parliament to urge better support services for mother and fathers.
He has worked in perinatal mental health for more than 17 years. In the last 5 years, that worked has extended beyond mothers to also include fathers. He jointly leads the UK element of International Fathers Mental Health Day.