Often when we think of psychologists, we imagine a consultation room, a chaise lounge and an expensive “chat”. However, as a career choice there is far more to psychology than meets the eye. Research co-ordinator at youth mental health organisation Jigsaw Ailbhe Booth is a prime example of this.

Her work is helping to inform what we know about the mental health of young people and how best to support them. However, this was not an obvious career path that she set out to pursue.