During his A Level year, Simon Brett volunteered to help teach art and other subjects to adults with severe physical and mental disabilities. This experience inspired him to choose to study psychology at Reading – a path that has opened up a wealth of opportunities for him.
Simon decided to embark on the MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Reading. He saw it as a great opportunity to learn both how to conduct quality research and get hands-on clinical experience.
As part of his degree, Simon was able to work with members of the University’s Anxiety and Depression in Young People (AnDY) Research Unit.
The clinic works with young people aged seven to 17. It treats them for anxiety and depression disorders, and undertakes research into the development, maintenance and treatment of such disorders.