Dr Mike Scanlan works as a Mental Health and Well being Consultant and was responsible for setting up and designing the clinical model for the successful and award winning ‘Changing Minds’ Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) service. Mike is trained to use, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Response prevention (EMDR) and Compassionate Focused Therapy approaches. He led a project supported by the Department of Health to illustrate how telehealth principles can be utilised to deliver IAPT group therapy via webinar to people with mental health problems with co morbid long-term conditions. More recently he has been working with a number of CCG’s to introduce a Perinatal Emotional Health Check aimed at improving the well being of women and their partners. In September Mike was the key note speaker at the Jersey Prescribing Conference where he shared his thoughts and work on mindful prescribing. Mike is the author of the widely used and well respected CBT guided self-help series of books entitled 'Moving Forward'. These books blend theories of biblio therapy with CBT principles. The books are used in a number of IAPT services across the UK.