The Em behind the Mindful


Emma is a 20-something with a passion for all things mental health whilst navigating through life and the hustle and bustle of London.

She is a campaigner for mental health and has worked in the areas of policy, communications and research. She is currently working in a higher education setting, looking at the role of technology in teaching and learning. Emma completed her MSc dissertation in the area of e-mental health interventions for children and young people with anxiety and/or depression.

She has experience of working on advisory groups, including the UK’s first national research group for young people with experience of having, or caring for, someone with mental health problems.

Emma is a qualified adult mental health first aider and is looking to become an instructor for this training course. 

The purpose of this blog is threefold: tackle misconceptions around mental illness, engage and educate a new audience about the realities of living and working with mental health problems, and most importantly – provide hope and advice. 

You can also find me on Twitter (@MindfulEm).

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