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Contact our media team

We welcome media enquiries on a broad range of subjects, not just those directly relating to mental health.

We are a unique NHS mental health trust, internationally-renowned for our specialist clinicians, who range from psychotherapists and psychologists to psychiatrists and social workers.

We are thought leaders in our field, covering a very wide range of expertise, and employ many respected professionals who have extensive experience of working with the media: including television, radio, print and online. We are often the first port of call for journalists, producers and researchers looking for the opinion of a mental health expert, and we welcome a wide-range of media enquiries.

Contact us


Telephone: 020 8938 2228

Please note that our media mailbox is not monitored out of hours. For out-of hours enquiries, please use the phone number.

Gender identity media queries

Many of the media queries we receive involve our Gender Identity Development Service for young people. Before contacting us about this service, please read the info below to see if an answer to your question is already available.

Where can I get general background information about the service and gender identity?

We have a dedicated website for our Gender Identity Development Service, which is home to information for young people, families, and professionals.

Can I have statistics on referrals to the service?

You can see latest referral figures on the GIDS website.

We welcome media enquiries on a broad range of subjects, not just those directly relating to mental health. We can offer comment on topics including:

  • adult, adolescent and child mental health
  • youth crime and gang culture
  • cyber-bullying and online safeguarding
  • eating disorders, body image disturbance and body dysmorphia
  • gender identity issues and gender dysphoria
  • social media/technology/computer game addiction
  • child protection/abuse and the social work system
  • learning disabilities 
  • autism spectrum disorders
  • mental health problems, such as depression, anxiety, suicide and self-harm
  • dealing with trauma including asylum, refugees, war, natural disaster, rape and murder
  • families and parenting 
  • couples therapy
  • sexual misconduct, including paedophilia and psychotherapeutic treatment
  • online pornography addiction
  • chronic mood disorders
  • complex medical conditions
  • our training and education services