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Rachel Temple

Rachel joined the McPin Foundation in November 2017 as a Trainee Researcher and as a member of the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) team. She previously worked for organisations such as Priory Group and MCCH, supporting young people with mental health difficulties and learning disabilities. She currently helps manage an online peer support group for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Rachel graduated in 2016 with a BSc with honours in Psychology from the University of Kent. During her studies, she investigated the relationship between physical exercise and anxiety-related difficulties. She hopes to challenge current perceptions of mental health difficulties within young people, with a special interest in Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Rachel aims to combine her practical and personal experiences of mental health in order to produce quality research for McPin. She is involved in the ‘Right People, Right Questions’ project for young people, as well as ‘Open Space’- an evaluation of a library-based mental health programme.