Professor Helen Pote

Personal profile

Helen is Clinical Director and Deputy Programme Director for Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology. She trains Clinical Psychologists for the NHS and is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC/BPS) with over 25 years experience working with children and families across a variety of health and education services. Helen chairs the Digital Healthcare Committee for the British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology and is a clinical collaborator for several projects with Storyfutures.

Helen’s research focusses on child mental health and behaviour, adolescent cognitive processes, family functioning and mental health literacy. She has evaluated the process and outcomes of systemic and cognitive-behavioural interventions for young people. Her recent research examines the development and evaluation of digital interventions to support mental health for young people, families and schools. She developed MindAid - a mental health literacy app for teachers and young people. Helen established and chairs the South East Research Network for Schools (SERNS) at RHUL.

Helen is on the editorial board of the Journal of Family Therapy and wrote a manual for systemic therapy which is used internationally for research and psychotherapy education (MRC funded). 

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