Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. They provide mental health services to all age ranges and support people with a range of mental health problems whether they are mild, moderate or severe. Find out more about Somerset NHS Foundation Trust here.

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


Meet the Research Team

Dr Ariadna Dobrescu (Principal Investigator)


Kate Milne (Clinical Trials Support Officer)

Kate has been working in clinical research since 2017, and has a clinical background as a Therapeutic Radiographer working in both Somerset and Sheffield. Prior to this she trained as an Archaeologist and has a BSc in Archaeological Science and MSc Palaeoanthropology. Kate loves all things craft, and loves nothing better than making random things with her two year old, and going on adventures to the woods. More recently Kate has become slightly obsessed with cycling, and needs no excuse to get out and pedal across the beautiful Somerset Levels!




Carinna Vickers (Researcher)


Anthony Hutton (Researcher)