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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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COVID-19 update: The Clinic is now able to offer face-to-face appointments by adhering to the Government’s guidance on working safely during coronavirus. Please contact or speak to your clinician if you have any questions about the steps being taken to keep the public and our staff safe.

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