About the authors

Emma Cunningham, MB Bch BAO, DipMH, MRCPsych, DipMindfulness

ST6 General Adult Psychiatry, Craigavon Area Hospital, Southern Health and Care Trust, Northern Ireland.


Dr Cunningham is an SpR in general adult psychiatry at PICU Southern Trust, Northern Ireland. During her training she has gained experience in both in-patient and out-patient settings, home treatment, addictions and old age psychiatry. She has also recently completed a Diploma in Advanced Mindfulness.


Email: ecunningham08@qub.ac.uk


Declaration of interests: None.





Mark Macauley, MB BCh BAO, Dip MH, MRCPsych, Postgraduate Diploma in Education for the Healthcare Professions

Consultant in Psychiatry of Old Age, Ards and Downe Hospitals, South Eastern Trust, Northern Ireland.


Dr Macauley is an old age psychiatrist with responsibility for a community patch and for both functional and dementia in-patients. His interests include capacity assessment and medical education.


Email: mark.macauley@setrust.hscni.net


Declaration of interests: No interests to declare in the last 5 years.

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