Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust provides community health, mental health and learning disability services for a population of approximately 1.3 million people throughout Bedfordshire, Essex, Suffolk and Luton. Their mental health services provide a wide range of treatment and support to young people, adults and older people experiencing mental illness both as inpatients and within the community. Find out more about Essex Partnership here.

Essex Partnership specialises in research in mental health, neurodegeneration, severe mental illness, alcohol and substances, child and adolescent mental health, dementia, forensic psychiatry, and much more.

Staff and service users are currently being recruited from Essex Partnership for the Randomised Controlled Trial in WP4, and will be recruited in the future for the Process Evaluation in WP5.


Meet the Research Team

Dr Abu Abraham (Principal Investigator)


Helen Blake (Clinical Studies Officer)

Helen started as a Clinical Studies Officer back in 2009, as part of the North London Hub of the Mental Health Research Network, and was initially based at ELFT. She then moved to work within the Essex trusts, now EPUT.  When Helen's not ferrying her son around to his numerous activities, she likes to socialise with friends and family and enjoy the odd Gin and tonic.