528 episodes

Welcome to the Mental Elf podcast, which features interviews with leading experts in mental health: researchers, clinicians, practitioners and experts by experience.
I will help you keep up to date with the latest reliable mental health research.
Our podcasts are recorded at major mental health events and conferences, and explore a wide range of topics relevant to people who work in mental health and related fields.
Check out the Mental Elf website for thousands of free blogs summarising the latest reliable mental health research.

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The Mental Elf The Mental Elf

    • Science

Welcome to the Mental Elf podcast, which features interviews with leading experts in mental health: researchers, clinicians, practitioners and experts by experience.
I will help you keep up to date with the latest reliable mental health research.
Our podcasts are recorded at major mental health events and conferences, and explore a wide range of topics relevant to people who work in mental health and related fields.
Check out the Mental Elf website for thousands of free blogs summarising the latest reliable mental health research.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Deanna Van Buren

    Deanna Van Buren

    Deanna Van Buren is an award-winning architect and activist recognized internationally for her leadership in using architecture, design, and real estate innovations to address the social inequities behind the mass incarceration crisis.
    Van Buren is co-founder of Designing Justice + Designing Spaces, an architecture and design firm with the mission of dismantling the punitive infrastructure of the prison system by designing and building new spaces informed by restorative justice: peacemaking centers, mobile re-entry housing, holistic behavioral health hubs, spaces for youth, spaces for diversion/re-entry, and more.
    Her work has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects San Francisco, as well as Architectural Record’s Women in Architecture Awards honoring pioneering professionals. Van Buren is the only architect to have been awarded the Rauschenberg Artist as Activist Fellowship, was the 2018 recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize and Professorship and is an alumna of the Loeb Fellowship at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. 

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    • 15 min
    GameChange VR - Automated Virtual Reality Therapy for Psychosis

    GameChange VR - Automated Virtual Reality Therapy for Psychosis

    Alex Kenny (Peer Researcher) and Jessica Bond (Senior Researcher) from the McPin Foundation talk about the patient experience of gameChange using a peer research approach.
    Dr Sinéad Lambe, Research Clinical Psychologist & NIHR Doctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford presents the results from the gameChange trial and next steps with implementation in the UK and overseas.

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    • 13 min
    Stefan Rennick-Egglestone - The NEON study

    Stefan Rennick-Egglestone - The NEON study

    Dr Stefan Rennick-Egglestone, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham Institute of Mental Health, speaks about the NEON study (Narrative Experiences Online) after his talk at the MindTech conference in London on 24th November 2022.
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    • 40 min
    Tim Kendall - Digital Mental Health Therapies in the NHS – a new way forward? #MindTech2022

    Tim Kendall - Digital Mental Health Therapies in the NHS – a new way forward? #MindTech2022

    Professor Tim Kendall, National Clinical Director for Mental Health from NHS England, speaks to us before his keynote talk at the MindTech conference in London on 24th November 2022.
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    • 12 min
    Episode 6: School Connectedness - Wellcome Whatever Works #ActiveIngredientsMH

    Episode 6: School Connectedness - Wellcome Whatever Works #ActiveIngredientsMH

    Can school connectedness help prevent anxiety and depression?How can schools support the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth?
    In this 28-minute discussion, Dr Monika Raniti and Dr Gemma Lewis explore the links between school connectedness and mental health; specifically how the school ethos, environment and policy can help promote mental health in LGBTQ+ young people.
    00:44 Introductions
    01:06 What is school connectedness?
    02:11 Can school connectedness help prevent anxiety and depression?
    08:14 What further research is needed on school connectedness?
    09:49 How can schools support the mental health of LGBTQ+ youth?
    18:42 How is school connectedness linked to youth mental health?
    24:47 How else can schools ensure that everyone feels included?
    Find out more about Wellcome Mental Health:
    https://wellcome.org/what-we-do/mental-health

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    • 27 min
    Episode 5: Money and Mental Health - Wellcome Whatever Works #ActiveIngredientsMH

    Episode 5: Money and Mental Health - Wellcome Whatever Works #ActiveIngredientsMH

    What's the relationship between money and mental health? What impact can we have with cash transfers or universal basic income?
    In this 24-minute panel discussion, Prof Johannes Haushofer, Prof Matthew Johnson and Laura Peters from Rethink explore the links between money and mental health; specifically how interventions like cash transfers or universal basic income can help prevent or treat anxiety or depression.
    00:50 Introductions
    01:35 What's the relationship between money and mental health?
    06:11 What financial challenges are young people facing?
    07:53 Can economic interventions like cash transfers help?
    12:51 What impact could we see from universal basic income?
    19:40 How can we protect mental health with social security systems?
    22:29 What would you like to see in future research?
    Find out more about Wellcome Mental Health:
    https://wellcome.org/what-we-do/mental-health

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    • 23 min

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