Lead associates

Tony Coggins – leads on promoting mental wellbeing

Tony Coggins is based in Australia at the University of Wollongong where he is Student Resident Manager. He set up, and is a former Head of Mental Health Promotion at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. He was instrumental in developing the Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment and the Wheel of Wellbeing. Maudsley International uses both these techniques to help clients promote mental wellbeing.

In 1991, he co-founded Status Employment, a south London-based charity that helps people who have mental health problems or a disability to find and retain a paid job.

John Manley – leads on Mental Health Awareness Workshops

John Manley is a consultant clinical psychologist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) where he is clinical director for Lambeth Talking Therapies (part of Improving Access to Psychological Therapies, the UK programme that offers psychological therapies in primary care). He is also Head of Psychology and Psychotherapy for the Mood, Anxiety and Personality Disorder Clinical Academic Group at SLaM.

He is a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) practitioner and teaches CBT in London and around the world.

He has worked in primary care-based mental health services for 25 years and has expertise and experience in service re-organisation, the development of different care pathways and referral routes, and the design of triage and referral systems.

Elizabeth Parker – leads on Maudsley International Psychiatry Fellowships

Elizabeth Parker is an honorary consultant psychiatrist at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. She specialised in general adult psychiatry, and worked in community services for much of her career.

In addition to clinical practice, she focused on medical education: she was the Training Programme Director for the Guy's and St Thomas' Higher Training Scheme in General and Old Age Psychiatry from 1997 until 2010; a member of the Board of the London Specialty School of Psychiatry; chair of the London South East Specialty Training Committee; and the Royal College of Psychiatrists Regional Advisor for London South East. She helped to deliver College Approved Training Modules in Educational Supervision on behalf of the Royal College of Psychiatrists; ran a supervision training course for higher trainees; and facilitated workshops for educational supervisors.

She has also been involved in mental health legislation in England. After being appointed as a Mental Health Act Commissioner in 1994, she assumed responsibility for the delivery of training courses for Section 12(2] approved doctors on behalf of the London Approval Panel between 1998 and 2010. She now works as a Second Opinion Appointed Doctor on behalf of the Care Quality Commission and continues to practise as a Section 12 approved doctor.

Ann Watts – leads on ‘Learn and Observe' Specialised Services Placements

Ann Watts worked for the NHS since 1986 as a general and psychiatric nurse, and then from 1992 as a manager. She is now retired.

As a manager, she played a pivotal role in moving hospital-based services to the community and has been involved in a number of other change management, service development and organisational development programmes. She managed forensic mental health services in two London boroughs, and worked as clinical advisor to architects designing a new 89-bed purpose build medium secure forensic unit. For the same project, she advised on the development of the business case, the service model, operational policies and planning the phased opening of the new unit.

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John Manley

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Our services are provided by our expert staff, members of our Board and Maudsley International associates – health professionals, managers and researchers who work for South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London, and other expert organisations. Maudsley International operates independently but works in partnership with both SLaM and the IoPPN.

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