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Your guide to women's mental health research. In each episode, we sit down with the researchers themselves who are working to mend the gender gap in mental health research.This podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.

Latest Episodes

Exploring the interface of physical and mental health in pregnancy with Dr Claire Wilson

In this episode, I talk to Dr Claire Wilson, an MRC funded Clinical Research Training Fellow and PhD student from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London about her article titled “Is there an increased risk of perinatal mental disorder in women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta‐analysis.” published in Diabetic Medicine in 2019. Paper discussed: Wilson, C. A., Newham, J., Rankin, J., Ismail, K., Simonoff, E., Reynolds, R. M., ... & Howard, L. M. (2019). Is there an increased risk of perinatal mental disorder in women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta‐analysis.Diabetic Medicine. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/dme.14170 Resources: Tommy’s - https://www.tommys.org King’s Health Partners Mind and Body Programme - https://www.kingshealthpartners.org/our-work/mind-and-body Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPodand let us know your thoug...

23 minMAY 25
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Exploring the interface of physical and mental health in pregnancy with Dr Claire Wilson

Paternal mental health during the perinatal period with Dr Jill Domoney

Welcome back to Mending the Gap! In the first episode of series 2, I talk to clinical psychologist Dr Jill Domoney who introduces us to the mental health of fathers during the perinatal period, as well as her use of the Delphi technique and the benefits of a whole family approach to mental health. Resources: - Daddy Blues: Postnatal Depression and Fatherhood – Mark Williams - Movember website - https://uk.movember.com Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPodand let us know your thoughts on this episode using#MendingTheGap This podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’sInstitutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship. Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. Artwork – Margaux Stockwell, Find her on Instagram @margauxstockwell

30 minAPR 27
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Paternal mental health during the perinatal period with Dr Jill Domoney

The inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting

In the final episode of season one, I take you to the inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting. This new network aims to provide a space for violence researchers in low and middle income countries to share their findings, apply for funding and collaborate. You will hear from the researchers themselves about their work, the challenges they face and their hopes for the network. Please be aware that sensitive topics such as domestic violence and human trafficking are discussed in detail in this episode. Support: Domestic violence: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk/0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) - For LGBTQ+ groups:National LGBT Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline 0800 999 5428www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse - Range of resources on Met Police website:https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/ Human traffickin...

17 min2019 DEC 28
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The inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting

Gender equality in the global health workplace with Dr Roxanne Keynejad

In this episode, I talk to Dr Roxanne Keynejad, a Clinical Research Training Fellow from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London, about her article titled “Gender equality in the global health workplace: learning from a Somaliland–UK paired institutional partnership” published in BMJ global mental health in 2018. Please be aware that sensitive topics, such as female genital mutilation and intimate partner violence are mentioned in this episode. Paper discussed: Keynejad, R. C., Mekonnen, F. D., Qabile, A., Handuleh, J. I. M., Dahir, M. A., Rabi, M. M. H., ... & Ismail, E. A. (2018). Gender equality in the global health workplace: learning from a Somaliland–UK paired institutional partnership.BMJ global health,3(6), e001073. https://gh.bmj.com/content/3/6/e001073 Support: Female genital mutilation: – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/national-fgm-support-clinics/ Intimate partner violence: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk...

38 min2019 DEC 2
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Gender equality in the global health workplace with Dr Roxanne Keynejad

Mental health research and policy with Ofure Toweh and Dr Sian Oram

In this very special episode, Ofure Toweh, the winner of the IoPPN Youth Award for mental health research and policy, interviews Dr Sian Oram, who is both the head of the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London and the KCL deputy director of the NIHR mental health policy research unit. Many thanks to Ofure for hosting this episode, to Sian for sharing her thoughts & expertise and to Emma Yapp for helping to produce this episode. Please be aware that sensitive topics, such as modern slavery, domestic violence and sexual violence are discussed in this episode. Support: Domestic violence: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk/0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) Modern slavery: - Modern slavery helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org 08000 121 700 Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPodand let us know your...

22 min2019 NOV 18
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Mental health research and policy with Ofure Toweh and Dr Sian Oram

Introducing eating disorder research with Rachel Potterton

In this episode, I sit down with Rachel Potterton, a final year PhD student at the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London. Rachel introduces us to the topic of eating disorders and her own research on the importance of a life phase known as ‘emerging adulthood’ in eating disorders. Please be aware that eating disorders are discussed in detail in this episode. Support: - BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Helpline: 08088010677 Youthline: 08088010711 Studentline: 08088010811 Resources - BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk - FREED service at the Maudsley hospital – https://freedfromed.co.uk - Louis Theroux documentary – Talking to Anorexia – available on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09d5nk2/louis-theroux-talking-to-anorexia - Hunger by Roxane Gay - Jesy Nelson – Odd One Out - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07lsr4d Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTh...

19 min2019 NOV 4
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Introducing eating disorder research with Rachel Potterton

Women in Mind: Modern Slavery

In this episode, I take you to a very special panel event named Women in Mind: Modern Slavery. This panel event aimed to facilitate discussion on human trafficking and modern slavery, in conjunctionwith a new art exhibition called Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery,a new series of large-scale portraits by London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma. Throughout this episode, you will hear from the expert panel discussing issues around modern slavery and the process of creating this incredibly moving exhibition. Please be aware that the subject of modern slavery and human trafficking is discussed in detail throughout this episode. Support: - Modern slavery helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org 08000 121 700 - Unseen UK: https://www.unseenuk.org/what-we-do/Helpline-&-Resource-Centre - Spot the signs of slavery: https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/spot-the-signs-of-slavery/ Resources: - Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery exhibition: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/sarashammamodernslavery - Wo...

31 min2019 OCT 28
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Women in Mind: Modern Slavery

Introducing perinatal mental health with Dr Karyn Ayre

In this episode I sit down with Dr Karyn Ayre who introduces us to perinatal mental health. We also discuss the fascinating research methods she uses, which involve using natural language processing on the CRIS dataset, to investigate self harm and suicide in the perinatal period. Please be aware that this episode contains detailed discussion on research on self harm and suicide. Support: - Samaritans helpline (24 hours) 116 123 - http://www.mind.org.uk - PANDAS foundation http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk - Action on Postpartum Psychosis - https://www.app-network.org - Maternal OCD https://maternalocd.org - Tommy’s charity https://www.tommys.org Resources - NHS website on mental health problems during pregnancy https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/mental-health-problems-pregnant/ - Maternal Mental Health Alliance https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org - Confidential inquiry into maternal deaths https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk Don’t forget to rate, review and s...

31 min2019 OCT 21
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Introducing perinatal mental health with Dr Karyn Ayre

Introducing domestic violence research with Dr Kylee Trevillion

In this episode, I sit down with Dr Kylee Trevillion who introduces us to the topic of domestic violence. We also discuss her research on experiences of domestic violence in individuals with mental disorders. Please be aware that this episode contains detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse research. Support: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk/0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) - For LGBTQ+ groups:National LGBT Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline 0800 999 5428www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse - Range of resources on Met Police website:https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/ Recommendations: - Safelives Spotlight series number 7- http://www.safelives.org.uk/spotlights/spotlight-7-mental-health-and-domestic-abuse\ - https://avaproject.org.uk/ - Bafta nominated documentary ‘Behind Closed Doors’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ...

29 min2019 OCT 7
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Introducing domestic violence research with Dr Kylee Trevillion

Gender bias in mental health research with Professor Louise Howard

In this first episode, I sit down with Professor Louise Howard from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London to discuss her journey to researching women’s mental health, gender bias in mental health research and how to continue research in this field in a sustainable way. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGap This podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’sInstitutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship. Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive.

28 min2019 SEP 21
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Gender bias in mental health research with Professor Louise Howard
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Latest Episodes

Exploring the interface of physical and mental health in pregnancy with Dr Claire Wilson

In this episode, I talk to Dr Claire Wilson, an MRC funded Clinical Research Training Fellow and PhD student from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London about her article titled “Is there an increased risk of perinatal mental disorder in women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta‐analysis.” published in Diabetic Medicine in 2019. Paper discussed: Wilson, C. A., Newham, J., Rankin, J., Ismail, K., Simonoff, E., Reynolds, R. M., ... & Howard, L. M. (2019). Is there an increased risk of perinatal mental disorder in women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta‐analysis.Diabetic Medicine. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/dme.14170 Resources: Tommy’s - https://www.tommys.org King’s Health Partners Mind and Body Programme - https://www.kingshealthpartners.org/our-work/mind-and-body Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPodand let us know your thoug...

23 minMAY 25
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Exploring the interface of physical and mental health in pregnancy with Dr Claire Wilson

Paternal mental health during the perinatal period with Dr Jill Domoney

Welcome back to Mending the Gap! In the first episode of series 2, I talk to clinical psychologist Dr Jill Domoney who introduces us to the mental health of fathers during the perinatal period, as well as her use of the Delphi technique and the benefits of a whole family approach to mental health. Resources: - Daddy Blues: Postnatal Depression and Fatherhood – Mark Williams - Movember website - https://uk.movember.com Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPodand let us know your thoughts on this episode using#MendingTheGap This podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’sInstitutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship. Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. Artwork – Margaux Stockwell, Find her on Instagram @margauxstockwell

30 minAPR 27
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Paternal mental health during the perinatal period with Dr Jill Domoney

The inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting

In the final episode of season one, I take you to the inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting. This new network aims to provide a space for violence researchers in low and middle income countries to share their findings, apply for funding and collaborate. You will hear from the researchers themselves about their work, the challenges they face and their hopes for the network. Please be aware that sensitive topics such as domestic violence and human trafficking are discussed in detail in this episode. Support: Domestic violence: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk/0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) - For LGBTQ+ groups:National LGBT Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline 0800 999 5428www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse - Range of resources on Met Police website:https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/ Human traffickin...

17 min2019 DEC 28
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The inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting

Gender equality in the global health workplace with Dr Roxanne Keynejad

In this episode, I talk to Dr Roxanne Keynejad, a Clinical Research Training Fellow from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London, about her article titled “Gender equality in the global health workplace: learning from a Somaliland–UK paired institutional partnership” published in BMJ global mental health in 2018. Please be aware that sensitive topics, such as female genital mutilation and intimate partner violence are mentioned in this episode. Paper discussed: Keynejad, R. C., Mekonnen, F. D., Qabile, A., Handuleh, J. I. M., Dahir, M. A., Rabi, M. M. H., ... & Ismail, E. A. (2018). Gender equality in the global health workplace: learning from a Somaliland–UK paired institutional partnership.BMJ global health,3(6), e001073. https://gh.bmj.com/content/3/6/e001073 Support: Female genital mutilation: – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/national-fgm-support-clinics/ Intimate partner violence: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk...

38 min2019 DEC 2
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Gender equality in the global health workplace with Dr Roxanne Keynejad

Mental health research and policy with Ofure Toweh and Dr Sian Oram

In this very special episode, Ofure Toweh, the winner of the IoPPN Youth Award for mental health research and policy, interviews Dr Sian Oram, who is both the head of the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London and the KCL deputy director of the NIHR mental health policy research unit. Many thanks to Ofure for hosting this episode, to Sian for sharing her thoughts & expertise and to Emma Yapp for helping to produce this episode. Please be aware that sensitive topics, such as modern slavery, domestic violence and sexual violence are discussed in this episode. Support: Domestic violence: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk/0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) Modern slavery: - Modern slavery helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org 08000 121 700 Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPodand let us know your...

22 min2019 NOV 18
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Mental health research and policy with Ofure Toweh and Dr Sian Oram

Introducing eating disorder research with Rachel Potterton

In this episode, I sit down with Rachel Potterton, a final year PhD student at the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London. Rachel introduces us to the topic of eating disorders and her own research on the importance of a life phase known as ‘emerging adulthood’ in eating disorders. Please be aware that eating disorders are discussed in detail in this episode. Support: - BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Helpline: 08088010677 Youthline: 08088010711 Studentline: 08088010811 Resources - BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk - FREED service at the Maudsley hospital – https://freedfromed.co.uk - Louis Theroux documentary – Talking to Anorexia – available on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09d5nk2/louis-theroux-talking-to-anorexia - Hunger by Roxane Gay - Jesy Nelson – Odd One Out - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07lsr4d Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTh...

19 min2019 NOV 4
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Introducing eating disorder research with Rachel Potterton

Women in Mind: Modern Slavery

In this episode, I take you to a very special panel event named Women in Mind: Modern Slavery. This panel event aimed to facilitate discussion on human trafficking and modern slavery, in conjunctionwith a new art exhibition called Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery,a new series of large-scale portraits by London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma. Throughout this episode, you will hear from the expert panel discussing issues around modern slavery and the process of creating this incredibly moving exhibition. Please be aware that the subject of modern slavery and human trafficking is discussed in detail throughout this episode. Support: - Modern slavery helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org 08000 121 700 - Unseen UK: https://www.unseenuk.org/what-we-do/Helpline-&-Resource-Centre - Spot the signs of slavery: https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/spot-the-signs-of-slavery/ Resources: - Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery exhibition: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/sarashammamodernslavery - Wo...

31 min2019 OCT 28
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Women in Mind: Modern Slavery

Introducing perinatal mental health with Dr Karyn Ayre

In this episode I sit down with Dr Karyn Ayre who introduces us to perinatal mental health. We also discuss the fascinating research methods she uses, which involve using natural language processing on the CRIS dataset, to investigate self harm and suicide in the perinatal period. Please be aware that this episode contains detailed discussion on research on self harm and suicide. Support: - Samaritans helpline (24 hours) 116 123 - http://www.mind.org.uk - PANDAS foundation http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk - Action on Postpartum Psychosis - https://www.app-network.org - Maternal OCD https://maternalocd.org - Tommy’s charity https://www.tommys.org Resources - NHS website on mental health problems during pregnancy https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/mental-health-problems-pregnant/ - Maternal Mental Health Alliance https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org - Confidential inquiry into maternal deaths https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk Don’t forget to rate, review and s...

31 min2019 OCT 21
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Introducing perinatal mental health with Dr Karyn Ayre

Introducing domestic violence research with Dr Kylee Trevillion

In this episode, I sit down with Dr Kylee Trevillion who introduces us to the topic of domestic violence. We also discuss her research on experiences of domestic violence in individuals with mental disorders. Please be aware that this episode contains detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse research. Support: - For women:https://www.womensaid.org.uk/0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) - For LGBTQ+ groups:National LGBT Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline 0800 999 5428www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse - Range of resources on Met Police website:https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/ Recommendations: - Safelives Spotlight series number 7- http://www.safelives.org.uk/spotlights/spotlight-7-mental-health-and-domestic-abuse\ - https://avaproject.org.uk/ - Bafta nominated documentary ‘Behind Closed Doors’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ...

29 min2019 OCT 7
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Introducing domestic violence research with Dr Kylee Trevillion

Gender bias in mental health research with Professor Louise Howard

In this first episode, I sit down with Professor Louise Howard from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London to discuss her journey to researching women’s mental health, gender bias in mental health research and how to continue research in this field in a sustainable way. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe! Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGap This podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’sInstitutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship. Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive.

28 min2019 SEP 21
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Gender bias in mental health research with Professor Louise Howard
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