David is a peer trainer for Solent Recovery College, as well as a Side-by-Side network member. During Covid-19 he has been using his experience to support others struggling with their mental health.

Rebecca Cowan is a Paediatric Research Nurse for Solent NHS Trust and mum of two, in this blog she shares her experience of having to take her son for a Covid-19 swab. 

Katie Jackson is a Side-by-Side member and has a background in textile painting - during lockdown she has channelled her creative streak and love for crafts into a useful contribution to Solent NHS Trust.

Alexa Gayter is a wife, mother of two, and part-time support worker for older people's mental health. Here she shares her experience of being supported by the Solent Paediatric team through remote consultation during Covid-19.

Dr Sarah Williams normally avoids video calls and FaceTime, but in lockdown she has been forced to adapt to using Zoom and has discovered the joy in virtual connectivity.

Julian shares his journey of successfully quitting smoking whilst having a mental health condition, and with the help of the SCIMITAR research study.

Dr Thomas Richardson shares his thoughts and reflections on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted his work and how he delivers psychological therapy.

Solent Research Nurse, Abigail Jones, shares her account of catching and recovering from Coronavirus.

Caitlin Burchett joined the team as a new Research Nurse back in February - just as Covid-19 was starting to appear in the UK. In her first blog, Caitlin shares what it's been like to start a new role whilst the country is in lockdown.

Senior Research Nurse, Jo Turpitt, shares with us her career journey from ground-breaking clinical trials in the 90's to life changing PrEP IMPACT Trial.