Olivia holds a joint honours degree in psychology and sociology. She has strong skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods and is well versed in SPSS and Excel. Her BSc research analysed the impact of social media on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
With her sights on the longer-term training required for practitioner psychologist/cognitive behavioural therapist roles, she is currently interested in mood disorders – particularly depression and anxiety and their interplay with self-esteem.
For the past 6 years Olivia has weaved work around her academic studies, gaining lots of hands-on experience working with children in nurseries and pre-schools, as well as summer camps. She is trained in safeguarding and has completed several courses in child development.
Alongside her role with us at Change, Olivia volunteers for the UK-wide digital mental health charity SHOUT. As part of this innovative service, she supports people of all ages who are simply struggling to cope day-to-day.