Angela Bailey was a full-time chaplain at Hull University for over nine years. An Anglican priest, she now works in two village parishes west of Hull, and as a mental health chaplain in Hull and East Riding Community NHS Trust.
David Brandon trained and worked as a social worker for many years in London and the South-East, particularly in the area of homelessness. He also worked for MIND. Moving to academic life, he was Professor in Community Care at Anglia Polytechnic University, and published widely. He was a former Chair of the British Association of Social Workers and a Zen Buddhist monk.
Annie Grant is Director of the Educational Development and Support Centre at the University of Leicester. She directed a major HEFCE-funded project designed to address student psychological health and promote student well-being. She is a member of the editorial group of CONNECT, the journal of the Association of Managers of Student Services, and has recently been elected to the AMOSSHE Steering Group.
Margaret Harvey is a retired head teacher and a founder member of Papyrus (Parents' Association for the Prevention of Young Suicide). Since the death of her son in 1994, she has been involved with The Compassionate Friends, working on the publications committee to write leaflets and other materials to support bereaved parents and their families.
Lionel Jacobson is a part-time GP and an honorary lecturer at University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff. In the latter post he has had a long interest in the health of young people, and has conducted many research projects into the health of teenagers in relation to primary care. He also teaches undergraduate medical students.