UCL Human Resources


Mental Health First Aiders

We have a network of Mental Health First Aiders across UCL who are trained to have a conversation about mental health with colleagues and students and to signpost them to relevant resources.

Mental Health First Aiders

Mental Health First Aiders are colleagues who received 2-day Adult Mental Health First Aid training from MHFA England. The course equips first aiders with the following skills:

  • An in-depth understanding of mental health and the factors that can affect wellbeing
  • Practical skills to spot the triggers and signs of mental health issues
  • Confidence to step in, reassure and support a person in distress
  • Enhanced interpersonal skills such as non-judgemental listening
  • Knowledge to help someone recover their health by guiding them to further support - whether that’s self-help resources, through their employer, the NHS, or a mix

We encourage Mental Health First Aiders to make themselves known in their local area if they are able to offer support. 

With the move to remote working, Mental Health First Aiders can also list their name on our website. If you are a Mental Health First Aider and are available to offer support, please contact ohw-wellbeing@ucl.ac.uk to be added to the list below. 

Faculty of Brain Sciences
Parineeta Arora - Institute of Prion Diseases 
Faculty of the Built Environment
Melanie Moser - Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources 


Faculty of Engineering Sciences
Amy Thornton - Security and Crime ScienceJohanna Novales - Engineering Faculty Office
Dominique Drai - Medical Physics and Biomedical EngineeringPaula Broome - Engineering Faculty Office
Rachel Smith - Mechanical EngineeringHelen Czerski - Mechanical Engineering
Tom Peach - Mechanical EngineeringGiles Thomas - Mechanical Engineering
Ferdinand Grimm - Mechanical Engineering 
Faculty of Laws

Jamie Smith - Laws

Faculty of Life Sciences
Angela Preston - UCL School of PharmacyIsabel Goncalves Cattuzzo - UCL School of Pharmacy (preferred contact via Teams)
Sam McDonagh - Division of Biosciences 
Faculty of Mathematics & Physical Sciences (MAPS)
Calire Gacki - ChemistryStephen Potts - Chemistry
Faculty of Medical Sciences
Marie-Belle Mdawar  (MHFA) Sanchutha Sathiananthamoorthy (MHFA)
 Nick Bone (MHFA) Alison Kelly (MHFA and Wellbeing Representative)
Pascal Durrenberger (WR)Catriona Heredia (WR)
 Ayesha Khatun (WR)Tamer Rezk (WR)
Faculty of Population Health Sciences
Lizzie Hendricks - Institute of Cardiovascular SciencePraveen Aujla - Infection, Immunity & Inflammation
Jeanne Wolstencroft - UCL GOS Institute of Child HealthAmy Fiddament - MRC Clinical Trials Unit at UCL
Finance and Business Affairs

June Campbell - Financial Services

Human Resources
Sharron Alexander - HR Business PartneringSonia Nawoor - Employment Policy and Governance


Peter Colebrook - CLIEKimberly Bentein - CLIE
Library Services
Natalie Telles - Wickford StoreJennifer Brown - preferred contact via MS Teams
Students' Union UCL
Simon To - Students' Union UCLDanielle Swanson - Advice service
Student and Registry Services
Kerry Bivand - Student Enquiries CentreLillie Chopamba - Registrars Office

Find out more about Mental Health First Aid training at UCL