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LEANS funding has ended, but it’s still possible to contact us

You can still contact LEANS after the end of our funding (Dec 2023) thanks to key administrative support from the Salvesen Mindroom Research Centre, and former project team members volunteering a very limited amount of time. The e-mail remains active and will be checked weekly for the foreseeable future.

Our contact policies have changed with the end of funding. Even if you have contacted the project before, please read our guidance to see if we will be able to help you. Please note that our responses will be slow, compared to the period of project funding.

Please help us to help you, with our limited capacity, by…

  • Making the project website your first port of call for any enquiries. We still routinely receive many queries that are already answered on the website, for example in our FAQs.
  • Checking if our LEANS Champions may be able to help you, if you are an educator in the UK or ROI.

We will update this website and our LEANS mailing list if there is any change to LEANS contact information in the future.


Have a question about using LEANS? Here's what you should know

LEANS was designed to give users tools to make decisions in their own settings. It does not rely on centralised help or approval from the research team. We are not able to provide personalised support to schools/individuals as part of the free resource release. For example, we’re not able to give further help with… 

  • School-specific advice about whether or not to adopt LEANS, or whether it might benefit/pose a risk to a specific individual. Please use the Introduction section of the Teacher Handbook to help you with these decisions.  
  • Questions about whether or not LEANS is suitable in your cultural context, if you are outside of the UK or Ireland.  
  • Queries about how to access diagnoses or services. Please see the lists of relevant organisations provided on our more resources page. 

As far as possible, we have tried to anticipate people’s questions, and answer them in the resource pack itself. Please begin by consulting these resources. If you have downloaded LEANS, the Teacher Handbook has detailed guidance on many aspects of planning and delivery. Our website may also have the answer! Have you seen the resource overview page, and our FAQs? 

LEANS resource pack overview


For other LEANS queries, please see the table of contact information below. 


Who to contact

For all queries and contact people, please help us to help you by including a clear e-mail subject line, like “Download link problem”, “Question about activity 5.5” or “Speaking invitation for [date]”. It really helps! 

We do not have capacity to rapidly respond to queries—thank you for your patience. Please do not e-mail individual LEANS contacts if you have already mailed the LEANS project e-mail address.

Topic   Contact point

Issues related to LEANS resource downloads or the website

General project questions. Please check our FAQs before contacting us—most questions we receive are already answered on the website! 

Checked weekly. Thank you for your patience.

Speaking or event invitations; Requests for written content and similar

We now must decline most invitations as a default. Please see our dedicated event policy. 

Checked weekly. Thank you for your patience.

Commissioning training or consulting   

Dr Alyssa Alcorn

Research or industry collaborations, funding proposals   

Professor Sue Fletcher-Watson  

Translating or adapting the LEANS resources for other countries/cultures; submitting translation proposals

Media/press enquiries

When contacting, please clearly specify that this is a LEANS enquiry
Seeking direct support from LEANS Champions (educators trained to advise on the LEANS programme). Available within the UK and ROI only.  

Contact an individual Champion

LEANS Champions

Internships, work placements, volunteering, research visits, and similar   We are not able to offer these, and do not anticipate offering them again in the future. Please do not request them or send your CV. Thank you.


About the LEANS mailing list 

This list is our main way for sharing project news, such as events, updates/new resource items, publications, and participation opportunities. The mailing list gets the news first, and we only send out updates when there is news to share!

End-of-funding update: this list remain active and open for sign-ups, and we will mail if and when there is project news, such as additional publications.

Join the mailing list

Mailing list privacy statement

The information you provide will be used by the University of Edinburgh to communicate with you about news, events or opportunities relevant to the LEANS project. Our communications will be in the form of e-newsletters, plus occasional additional email updates.

We use the survey platform Qualtrics and automated email marketing platform Dotdigital, but will not share your information with any other third parties.

We will hold the personal data you provided us until you choose to unsubscribe. You may unsubscribe at any time by contacting us or by clicking the ‘Unsubscribe’ link above or on any communication.

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Social media

The LEANS project does not have dedicated social media accounts, but we tweet about major updates from the @SMRCresearch account.

Twitter - @SMRCresearch