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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
10 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – too careful, too nice, and trying too hard In this practical, myth-busting webinar for staff and students, Paul Salkovskis from the Department of Experimental Psychology explains how OCD works and what needs to happen to overcome it. A Q&A follows, chaired by Cathy Creswell. Paul Salkovskis, Cathy Creswell 18 Feb 2022
9 Coping with grief after a bereavement In this practical, myth-busting webinar, Department of Experimental Psychology researcher Dr Kirsten Smith discusses the processes that can block the natural resolution of grief as well as some evidence-based suggestions for managing them. Kirsten Smith, Cathy Creswell 25 Jan 2022
8 Bullying and Anxiety Eleanor Leigh with panellists Lucy Bowes and Robert Hepach (chaired by Cathy Creswell) give a seminar on bullying and anxiety on Thursday 3rd June 2021. Eleanor Leigh, Lucy Bowes, Robert Hepach, Cathy Creswell 07 Jun 2021
7 Overcoming Mistrust and Paranoia Talk and panel discussion with Daniel Freeman and panel members Elizabeth Tunbridge and Kam Bhui. Introduced by Professor Cathy Creswell. Daniel Freeman, Elizabeth Tunbridge, Kam Bhui, Cathy Creswell 24 May 2021
6 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
5 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
4 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
3 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
2 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
1 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