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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.

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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.

    • video
    Understanding and managing troubling mental images

    Understanding and managing troubling mental images

    Troubling mental images, such as bad memories, fearful ‘flashforwards’ and negative images of the self can impact our mental health and sense of self. In this talk from the Department of Experimental Psychology, Hannah Murray explores how negative mental images can affect us, how psychological therapy can help, and how, in our day-to-day lives, we can transform our own troubling mental images. A Q&A follows, chaired by Cathy Creswell.

    • 44 min
    • video
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – too careful, too nice, and trying too hard

    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. Speaker: Paul Salkovskis https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/people/paul-salkovskis
    Q&A Chair: Cathy Creswell https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/people/catharine-creswell

    • 44 min
    • video
    Coping with grief after a bereavement

    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. This webinar is primarily intended for University staff and students but will be of value to many others. A Q&A follows, chaired by Professor Cathy Creswell.

    Speakers:
    Kirsten Smith https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/people/kirsten-smith
    Cathy Creswell https://www.psy.ox.ac.uk/people/catharine-creswell

    • 44 min
    • video
    Bullying and Anxiety

    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. Bullying can make us susceptible to anxiety and depression, and conversely anxiety and depression make us more vulnerable to being victimised. This webinar, from the Experimental Psychology Department, will focus on understanding the thinking and behaviour traps that underlie this association and how to break it.

    • 45 min
    • video
    Overcoming Mistrust and Paranoia

    Overcoming Mistrust and Paranoia

    Talk and panel discussion with Daniel Freeman and panel members Elizabeth Tunbridge and Kam Bhui. Introduced by Professor Cathy Creswell.

    • 35 min
    • video
    Understanding and Managing Eating Disorders

    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. Speakers: Rebecca Murphy (main presentation), with Robin Murphy and Deborah Waller GP on the Q and A panel (chaired by Cathy Creswell)

    • 45 min

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