Charlotte is available to speak on television and radio, whether live or prerecorded, as well as providing quotes for print and online media on topics related to mental health.
Her media and writing credits include:
September 2021 Mental health stigma and online social support for bipolar disorder: what can we learn from Twitter? The Mental Elf
February 2021 Writing clinic letters (guidance for psychiatrists) The Royal College of Psychiatrists
January 2021 What do people with bipolar really pay attention to when they are monitoring their mood? The Mental Elf
November 2020 Hughes, E., Mitchell, N., Gascoyne, S., Moe-Byrne, T., Edmondson, A., Coleman, E., Millett, L., Ali, S., Cournos, F., Dare, C., Hewitt, C., Johnson, S., Kaur, H. S., McKinnon, K., Mercer, C., Nolan, F., Walker, C., Wainberg, M. and Watson, J. (2020) The RESPECT study: a feasibility randomised controlled trial of a sexual health promotion intervention for people with serious mental illness in community mental health services in the UK BMC Public Health no. 20
December 2019 Hughes, E., Mitchell, N., Gascoyne, S., Moe-Byrne, T., Edmondson, A., Coleman, E., Millett, L., Ali, S., Dare, C., Hewitt, C., Johnson, S., Llewellyn, C., Mercer, C., Nolan, F., Walker, C., Watson, J. (2019) Sexual health promotion in people with severe mental illness: the RESPECT feasibility RCT Journal of Health Technology Assessment 23 (65)
September 2019 Pinfold, V., Dare, C., Hamilton, S., Kaur, H., Lambley, R., Nicholls, V., Peterson, I., Szmcynska, P., Walker, C., Stevenson, F. (2019) Anti-psychotic medication decision making during pregnancy: a co-produced research study Mental Health Review Journal 28 (2) pp. 69-84
July 2019 Pinfold, V., Dare, C., Hamilton, S., Kaur, H., Lambley, R,., Nicholls, V., Peterson, I., Szmcynska, P., Walker,C., Stevenson, F. Anti-psychotic medication decision making during pregnancy: a co-produced research study BMJ Open 6 (1)
17/06/2019 It’s too late for Theresa May to solve the mental health crisis among young people – here’s why The Independent https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/theresa-may-mental-health-young-people-camhs-a8962406.html
29/05/2018 Blog for the FundaMentals project aimed at actively encourage young people to feel comfortable talking about mental health
19/10/2017 Video – BBC website: 12 tips on what to pack for a mental health hospital
August 2017 A History of the Ward in 10 ½ Objects The Lancet Psychiatry 4 (8) pp. 592-594
January 2016 Stevenson, F., Hamilton, S., Pinfold, V., Walker, C., Dare, C. R. J., Kaur, H., Petersen, I. (2016). Decisions about the use of psychotropic medication during pregnancy: a qualitative study. Bmj Open, 6(1), 6.
22/01/2016 Interviewed for BBC Breakfast on the topic of proposed cuts to sickness benefits
20/11/2015 How yoga helped balanced my bipolar – BBC
04/11/2015 Creating the ideal bipolar wedding – BBC
September 2015 Beyond Boundaries – The Lancet Psychiatry
July 2015 Interviewed for BBC Radio Three Counties Shrink Wrapped mental health show
06/05/2015 “The bittersweet world of mental health online” – BBC
29/05/2015 “My battle with bipolar” – Stylist magazine
13/04/2015 Extensively quoted in a BBC Ouch! story on mental health images in the media
16/02/2015 Guest blogger for Mumsnet on the need to improve mental health support for teachers and pupils in schools.
Jan 2015 ‘Fool’s Gold’ – a review of Stephen Fry’s More Fool Me – The Lancet Psychiatry
20/12/2014 Depression and Christmas just don’t go – BBC
02/12/2014 Extensively quoted in Martin Williams’ Guardian blog, Five ways to tackle the mental health taboo in your classroom
December 2014 Purplepersuasion recommended in Benenden’s Benhealth magazine
14/11/2014 Quoted in The Lancet technology section on the issue of Samaritans Radar
23/11/2014 Purplepersuasion selected by the Mail on Sunday as a top health blog
03/10/2014 Discussion participant on BBC Breakfast commenting on DWP proposals to offer people more tailored support to return to work
July 2014 Feature with photo on Charlotte and her blog in Holland and Barrett’s Healthy magazine
June 2014 Review of Costa Prize winner The Shock of the Fall for The Lancet Psychiatry, Vol. 1 No. 1 p 21
Autumn/Winter 2013 edition of One in Four Magazine (published May 2014): The Drugs do Work.
20/02/2014 Expert panel member at London Medfest, the medical film festival, alongside Dr Raj Persaud, Dr Kier Shiels (who appeared on Your Life in Their Hands) and Dr Kamran Ahmed, consultant psychiatrist and filmmaker.
17/02/2014 Featured in the Evening Standard as one of London’s 20 best bloggers
11/02/2014 Contributor to a series of blogs in which “leading figures in the mental health world what it would take to improve things for people with serious mental illness” commissioned to mark the departure of Paul Jenkins as CEO of Rethink Mental Illness.
04/02/2014 Appeared in an anti-stigma feature in The Sun’s “Me” health section (see pic above!)
29/01/2014 Interviewed for Society Guardian by Mary O’Hara
27/01/2014 Expert by experience contributing to Guardian Careers blog on returning to work after mental ill health
18/12/2013 Interviewed for feature on mental health at Christmas for the Ealing Gazette
17/12/2013 Interviewed for BBC Ouch! Disability talk show podcast no. 103 (Bah humbug!)
27/11/2013 BBC Radio 4 Women’s Hour – interviewed by Jenni Murray
11/11/2013 Guest post for the Society of Virtual Assistants on staying mentally well while working at home
November 2013 – picked as a Top Sante magazine “health blogger we love”
November 2013 – appointed member of judging panel for the TWIM Awards 2013
30/10/2013 Attended protest against Thorpe Park’s “Asylum” Halloween attraction, interviewed by local Get Surrey website
25/10/2013 Asked by LBC Radio to put a question to panel on Thorpe Park’s “Asylum” Halloween attraction
04/10/2013 Featured on Guardian Society Daily for coverage of the King’s Fund event on the future of mental healthcare in London
26/09/2013 Quoted by BBC News online about use of the word “mental” following the “mental patient” Halloween costume story
25/09/2013 Guest post, The Silver Lining on the Bipolar Cloud, on bipolar, writing and memoir published by Women Writers
12/09/2013 Blog shortlisted for the Mark Hanson Digital Media Award at the Mind Media Awards
09/09/2013 Interviewed by Guardian journalist Mary O’Hara on experience Work Capability Assessment for her forthcoming book on austerity
22/08/2013 Guest blog at Fashionworked on bipolar and body image
Summer 2013 Beamed across the nation in One in Four Magazine
06/06/2013 Interviewed live in the Sky News newsroom, giving a bipolar perspective on the news of Stephen Fry’s suicide attempt
04/05/2013 Bipolar Holiday piece published by BBC Ouch!
09/04/2013 Interviewed for Converge, a podcast about activism and discrimination, on mental health stigma
08/02/2013 Interviewed about the blog for the Ealing Gazette