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Amplifying the Voices of Young People for Sustainable Development in Mental Health

Professor Ilina Singh and Dr Gabriela Pavarini, University of Oxford and Professor Sheila Murta, University of Brasilia, have been awarded a British Academy Youth Futures grant to support Brazilian young people's sense of agency and responsibility in promoting mental wellbeing.

Importance of Effective Communication with Children about COVID-19 to Protect Mental Health

A Comment authored by experts at the University of Oxford is published in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health, highlighting specific developmental principles that should guide conversations with children about COVID-19.

Research Impact and Mental Health Resources - COVID-19

Researchers from the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust), like many others across the country, are responding to the call to support frontline NHS services and meet the challenge of COVID-19.

New research Seeks to Tackle Impact of COVID-19 on Children and Young People’s Mental Health

COVID-19 has led to an elevated awareness of threat in the environment and has caused major disruptions to families’ lives, through social distancing, school closures, and now effective lock-down.

Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellowship for Clinicians

Felicity Waite a Research Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Doctoral Training Fellowship, to begin in the next academic year.

Oxford's COVID-19 Research

Funding for Oxford's coronavirus research is crucial to the development of a vaccine.

Self-harm and Associated Hospital Costs

Mental Health Self-harm

New study from the Centre for Suicide Research and Nuffield Department of Population Health shows the number of people visiting hospital for self-harm injuries is 60% higher than previously estimated by Public Health England. Self-harm reportedly cost hospitals in England an estimated £128.6 million in 2013.

Knight-Hennessy Scholarship

Maike van Niekerk, DPhil student in the Department of Psychiatry has won a place at Stanford Medical School, California with the prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship.

Cash Transfers in Adolescence: A Developmental Perspective

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent Early intervention Global child development Mental Health

Cash transfer programmes transfer cash to low-income households or individuals to expand social protection among the most vulnerable. Changes that happen during adolescence may impact whether or not a cash transfer programme is effective in encouraging certain behaviours.

New Research Group and PI in the Department of Psychiatry

Dr Sana Suri, DPhill and Alzheimer's Society Research Fellow has become a Principal Investigator and begun the Heart and Brain Group, this year.

Department of Psychiatry projects awarded Public Engagement Seed Funding

Two projects from the Department of Psychiatry have received funding in the latest round of the Public Engagement with Research Seed Fund for innovative projects to engage the public with medical research.

Ketamine Conference 2020

An international conference - Ketamine and Related Compounds for Psychiatric Disorders - will take place on 6-8 April 2020, in Oxford.

Teenage Brain Workshop

A new workshop aimed at young people to inspire them to learn more about the science of the brain has been designed as part of a large Wellcome funded research programme.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

Professor Kia Nobre shares her experience of 'getting into science'. A cognitive neuroscientist interested in understanding the principles of the neural systems that support cognitive functions in the human brain, Kia explains the fundamental importance of curiosity and science.

Department of Psychiatry Team Day – 23 January 2020

The department came together to share its latest research, updates and important news at the 2020 Team Away Day. Opening the event, Professor John Geddes, Head of Department, welcomed colleagues and shared his hopes and aspirations for the coming year.

Bioethics Game Launch - 27 January 2020

Bioethics Mental Health

NEUROSEC (Neuroscience, Ethics and Society) launches bioethics game about digital phenotyping and mental health. 'Tracing Tomorrow' is a digital game prototype which investigates young people's values and preferences in the context of digital phenotyping for mental health in schools.

The Global Brain Health Survey

The Lifebrain Consortium has launched the Global Brain Health Survey to learn about people's views on the brain.

Department of Psychiatry Public Engagement and Science Communications Award 2019

The joint winners of the department award for Public Engagement and Science Communications were announced at the department team away day in January 2020. The Oxford Dementia and Ageing Research (OxDARE) team and the My Resilience in Adolescence (MYRIAD) project team both presented excellent examples of public engagement.

New CE for Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is to appoint Dr Nick Broughton to become its new chief executive when Stuart Bell CBE retires from the role after having completed 37 years' NHS service.

Lifetime suicide risk factors identified

Mental Health Suicide

A new review by researchers in the Department of Psychiatry of previous studies into suicide worldwide has highlighted the effects of individual and environmental risk factors over a lifetime.

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