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Project Title: Can we encourage male students to seek mental health help?  

NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre

Ilyas is a NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre PhD student. His project is centred around developing an intervention/workshop for male students in order to improve their help-seeking attitudes and behaviours towards seeking psychological support. Indeed, male students tend to have worse help-seeking behaviours compared to women and make up the majority of completed suicides. 


Previously to starting his PhD, Ilyas worked as a research assistant for multiple EU projects surrounding mental health research. This included evaluating those transitioning from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) as well as investigating neurobiological sub-types in children diagnosed with Conduct/Oppositional Defiant Disorder.

Ilyas has a range of experience across multiple mental health settings including, inpatient, IAPT, community stay and charity work