Rachel Temple

Rachel joined the McPin Foundation in November 2017 as a Trainee Researcher. She previously worked for organisations such as Priory Group and MCCH, supporting young people with mental health issues and learning disabilities. 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, such as Social Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, as well as promoting alternative treatments. Rachel aims to combine her practical and personal experiences of mental health in order to produce quality research for McPin. She is currently involved in the “Right People, Right Questions” project for young people.