Hi! I’m Kirsty, one of the Trainee Peer Researchers at Surrey Coalition of Disabled People. I recently completed my undergraduate degree in Psychology & Counselling, in which I conducted a final year research project into how support can be offered to individuals in interactions about mental health.
Within Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, I am working on a project which explores how admissions to hospital for mental health can be avoided, and how people can be discharged sooner. We will be learning from individuals with lived experience of admission, or experience of caring for someone who has been admitted.
In my free time, I enjoy being involved in local theatre and music events and exploring new places around London.