Welcome to the MiMoS study website! Please use the tabs above to find out more about the study.  If you want to know more, or require support, please check out the “resources” section as we have compiled a list of really useful organisations relevant to mental health substance use and/or sexual assault.


Hi, I’m Jo Brand, stand up comic, writer and occasional actor. I trained and worked as a mental health nurse from 1978 to 1988 at The Maudsley Hospital in South London where, having qualified , I worked at the 24 hour walk- in Emergency Clinic. My career in comedy has taken several unexpected turns, through sitcom writing, sketch shows, presenting, hosting and has covered such diverse topics as cakes, politics and science. I have always retained an interest in mental health and have many friends who work in the area and am very pleased to be sitting here looking at you and supporting what is a vital and essential piece of work.