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Our Mental Wellness

Our Mental Wellness is a seminar series organised by the Experimental Psychology Department. The series aims to inform, dispel myths and generate discussion on a range of mental health topics. This is a great opportunity for students, staff and alumni to hear world-leading researchers from the University of Oxford share their expertise about mental health conditions and effective evidence-based treatments. It is a chance to have your questions answered about how we can look after each other’s mental wellness in our community.

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Our Mental Wellness: Understanding and Managing Eating Disorders This webinar provides useful information about eating disorders and breaks down common myths. Evidence-based treatments will be provided and as well as guidance on what you can do if you, or someone you know, is struggling with eating problems. Rebecca Murphy, Robin Murphy, Deborah Waller, Cathy Creswell 12 May 2021
2 Our Mental Wellness: Coping with Trauma Most of us will experience a traumatic event at some point in our lives. Our sense of self and the world may change and we may experience unwanted distressing memories and feel a wide range of negative emotions. Anke Ehlers, Mina Fazel, Morten Kringelbach, Cathy Creswell) 12 May 2021
3 Managing Depression and Low Mood Sadness and low mood are normal parts of human experience. But what happens when they become more pervasive and disabling? Willem Kuyken, Catherine Harmer, Andrea Cipriani. 24 Nov 2020
4 Overcoming Sleep Problems What sleep is for, how does it work and how can we deal with tricky sleep problems? This is the second talk in the Department of Experimental Psychology’s Our Mental Wellness series. Colin Espie, Felicity Waite, Dimitri Gavriloff, Catharine Creswell 10 Nov 2020
5 Managing Stress and Overcoming Anxiety Managing Stress and Overcoming Anxiety is the first talk in the Department of Experimental Psychology’s Our Mental Wellness Series. Associate Professor Jennifer Wild explores how certain people overcome enormous stress while others struggle. Jennifer Wild, Catharine Creswell, Robin Dunbar, Polly Waite 08 Jun 2020
6 Creative Commons History of Oxford's Experimental Psychology Department Professors Oliver Braddick and Larry Weiskrantz give a talk on the history of Oxford University's Experimental Psychology Department as part the department's 113th anniversary. Larry Weiskrantz, Oliver Braddick 13 Jul 2011