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AnDY Research Clinic

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Our team at AnDY consists of a wide variety of individuals, which we think is what helps us to be such a unique place to work. Most of our full-time staff work as clinical researchers, investigating various aspects of child mental health, including the causes, maintenance and treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Many of these researchers have also been clinically trained, earning the accredited title of Doctor of Clinical Psychology. Another big part of our team is our PhD students, who stay with us for around 3 years whilst completing a major research project, and our Undergraduate and Master's students, who do placements with us for approximately 1 year whilst helping out with a wide variety of jobs within the clinic. In addition to this, we have a number of volunteers, research assistants and administrative staff who assist with a range of clinical tasks.

Get Involved

At AnDY, we have a large number of ways for you to get involved with the work we do here. Each year we offer placement opportunities to Undergraduate and Master’s students studying at the University of Reading, as well as having a limited number of these opportunities available for external students. Master’s students also have the opportunity to undertake their empirical research project within AnDY. In addition to this, we have a number of PhD students working closely with our team, who conduct their research into various aspects of child and adolescent mental health. PhD opportunities are dependant on receiving research grants, and will be displayed here when they are available.

If you are one of our service-users, or the parent of someone using our service, we would love to get your feedback on your experience with the clinic. We hold regular PPI (Patient & Public Involvement) meetings to get feedback on different aspects of how the clinic is run. If you are a teenager and would like to find out more about PPI, please click here, or for parents who would like to find out more, please click here.

University of Reading Undergraduate Placements

Each year we offer new and exciting placement opportunities for current UoR second year students.

University of Reading MSc Placements

We highly value our MSc placement students, and the AnDY Clinic benefits greatly from their input, as well as being able to offer unique clinically relevant experiences to a large number of students each year.

University of Reading MSc Placements

University of Reading MSc students have the opportunity to get involved in one of the many different research projects currently ongoing within the AnDY clinic.

The Anxiety and Depression in Young People Research Advisory Group (AnDY RAG)

Through AnDY RAG you can help to ensure our clinicians do research that is helpful to children and young people with anxiety or depression and done in a way that families find acceptable and interesting.


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Due to covid-19, the AnDY Clinic is now operating remotely and working with patients via telephone and the internet.

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the AnDY Research Clinic is stopping all face-to-face activity for the time being. This means postponing new assessments and new courses of individual and parent-led therapy. Any individual or parent-led therapy already underway will be delivered over the telephone or via internet video conferencing where possible. Those already in-treatment will shortly be contacted by phone by their therapist.
Regrettably, we are unable to accept new referrals for the time being.

What to do:
If you are an existing patient and would like any further support or information, then please get in touch with us at
We advise that you contact us by e-mail in the first instance, but if you need to leave a voice message please call us on 0118 378 4682 and someone will come back to you. Please note we will operate using a withheld number.
Phone messages will be picked up sporadically during this time, but please be assured that we will respond as quickly as possible. If you are unable to leave a voice message because the inbox is full, then please try again later.
If you are enquiring about our service or wanting to send us a referral, then please be advised of the above and be assured that we will be in touch with you once the situation improves.
We know this will be a worrying time for many and so we send out our well wishes to all at this difficult and uncertain time.

For general NHS advice about the Coronavirus see:

For advice from Mental Health Org UK about how to look after yourself during the Coronavirus outbreak see:

To read a blog from Willem Kuyken at the Oxford Mindfulness Centre about how to look after ourselves in challenging times see:

To find advice for parents and carers about COVID-19


As always if your query is relating to a medical issue or you are requiring medical advice please contact your GP or 111. If you are contacting us with a medical emergency please call the emergency services on 999.

Many thanks

AnDY Research Clinic


For calls regarding an appointment, please call 0118 378 4682

How to Find Us

The AnDY Clinic is now fully based in the Harry Pitt Building, University of Reading and this is where all of our clinical assessments take place.

There are designated parking spaces outside the main entrance.

On arrival please ask Emma on reception for a parking permit and take a seat by the AnDY banner in the entrance foyer and someone will come down to collect you for your appointment.

Directions to the AnDY Clinic, Harry Pitt building


AnDY Clinic
School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Harry Pitt Building
University of Reading
Earley Gate



Referrals for young people experiencing issues with anxiety or depression should be directed to the Common Point of Entry (CPE) for Berkshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). CPE will also only accept referrals from families living within Berkshire.


  • For urgent help or advice, contact Berkshire CAMHS CPE: 0300 365 1234
  • For out of hours help, contact CPE Crisis Team: 0300 365 9999
  • In an emergency, contact the relevant emergency service: 999