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Suicide prevention and intervention world mental health day

Suicide prevention and intervention - World Mental Health Day

Awards Mental Health Self-harm Suicide

Today, 10th October is the Thames Valley Suicide Prevention Conference in Reading from the Thames Valley Suicide Prevention and Intervention Network (SPIN). Professor Keith Hawton, Director of the Centre for Suicide Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford, will be chairing the event.

Aspirations in science communication

Aspirations in Science Communication

Recent DPhil graduate, Dr Katerina Johnson, studied the interactions between the gut microbiome and the brain and behaviour. She shares her experiences of science communication and engaging with the public.

Switching perception barbican

Switching Perceptions - Barbican

Events Mental Health Psychosis

The acclaimed Switching Perceptions exhibition, showing artwork and concepts which were created in collaboration with people experiencing psychosis, will be on show at the Barbican.

Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

Childhood sexual abuse linked to a range of physical and mental health conditions

Child and adolescent Mental Health

A new review of previous studies into the long-term effects of childhood sexual abuse has suggested that earlier mental health support for victims would reduce the chances of victims developing psychiatric conditions and substance misuse later in life.

Research in oxford helping to transform the lives of people affected by dementia

Research in Oxford helping to transform the lives of people affected by dementia

Researcher Dr Sana Suri is investigating the link between brain health in later life and heart health in midlife.

Digital technology could uncover links between stress and disease

Digital technology could uncover links between stress and disease

Depression Mental Health

Wearable devices offer exciting opportunities to longitudinally detect and track multi-modal stress and symptoms of disease in an objective and unobtrusive way.

Technology and mental health the future

Technology and Mental Health: The future?

How many newly developed apps and IT-based interventions are evidence-based and proven to help with our mental health, or rather, could actually harm us and our families?

Engaging young people with our work over the summer

Engaging young people in Science - in2science

Three groups from the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging hosted in2Science students this year: the Walton Lab, Kia Nobre's group and Cath Harmer's group - PERL.

Nihr grant supports research into anxiety disorders in young children

NIHR grant supports research into anxiety disorders in young children

Professor Cathy Creswell of the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry at the University of Oxford has been awarded a £2.5 million grant from the National Institute for Health Research to develop and evaluate procedures for identifying and treating anxiety disorders in primary school aged children.

First female professor of psychiatry in the department

First Female Professor of Psychiatry in the Department

Awards Mental Health Psychosis Schizophrenia

Professor Belinda Lennox has been given the title of Professor of Psychiatry in the 2019 Recognition of Distinction Exercise at the University of Oxford.

Oxford short course in experimental medicine for mental health oxcemm

Oxford Short Course in Experimental Medicine for Mental Health - OxCEMM

Events Mental Health

This new course ran for the first time in January 2019, with an engaging and thought-provoking programme of talks, tours of facilities and group discussions. Feedback from participants was uniformly excellent. Applications for the January 2020 course open on 15th August 2019.

New book 2013 mindfulness ancient wisdom meets modern psychology

New book – Mindfulness: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Psychology

Mental Health Mindfulness

From leading meditation teacher Christina Feldman and distinguished psychologist Willem Kuyken, this book provides a uniquely integrative perspective on mindfulness and its applications.

Close monitoring essential to ensure safety of ketamine for depression

Close Monitoring Essential to Ensure Safety of Ketamine for Depression

Patients, carers and advocates say better evidence is needed on the safety of ketamine for depression after long-term use, and that those prescribed it must be closely monitored.

The robert kerwin international conference bursary british association of psychopharmacology

The Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursary - British Association of Psychopharmacology

Awards Mental Health

The British Association of Psychopharmacology awards two bursaries each year to commemorate Robert Kerwin’s efforts in supporting and mentoring early career researchers. Nicola Hall, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Psychiatry, has been awarded the Robert Kerwin International Conference Bursary.

Ps9 million awarded for health and social care research in oxford and the thames valley

£9 million investment for health and social care research

Awards Integrated care Mental Health Patient involvement Public involvement

The NIHR Applied Research Collaboration for Oxford and Thames Valley will launch in October 2019. It is one of 15 ARC's across England, each will work with local and national partners to address some of the nation’s most pressing challenges faced by the health and care system over the next 5 years, including dementia, obesity and mental health.

Winner of vice chancellor2019s public engagement award switching perceptions engaging through art in psychiatric illnesses

Switching Perceptions wins Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement Award - engaging through art in psychiatric illnesses

Awards Events Mental Health Patient involvement Psychological therapy

Associate Professor Liz Tunbridge, Department of Psychiatry, has won a Project Award in this year’s Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement with Research Awards, alongside artist Eleanor Minney. The work of Liz and Eleanor was recognised in the Projects Awards category for activities that have engaged in public dialogue and consultation.

Oxford health uses oxehealth technology to transform patient observations at night

Oxford Health uses Oxehealth technology to transform patient observations at night

Mental Health

Mental Health Trust uses clinically validated digital technology to enable nurses to carry out vital checks on patients with mental health conditions, without disturbing their sleep.

Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behaviour particularly in young people

Epilepsy drugs linked to increased risk of suicidal behaviour, particularly in young people

Treatment with gabapentinoids - a group of drugs used for epilepsy, nerve pain and anxiety disorders - is associated with an increased risk of suicidal behaviour, unintentional overdose, injuries, and road traffic incidents.

Self harm in children and adolescents a major health and social problem of our time

Self-harm in Children and Adolescents: A Major Health and Social Problem of our Time

Mental Health Psychological therapy Self-harm Suicide

In the Jack Tizard Memorial Lecture during the Association for Child and Mental Health National Conference at the Royal College of Physicians, Professor Keith Hawton, highlighted the very worrying recent increases in rates of suicide in England in older adolescents and the big rise in self-harm in young teenage females.

Experts call for new kind of registry to help prevent 2018tripping2019 up in deployment of psychedelics as medicines

Experts call for new kind of registry for deployment of psychedelics as medicines

Depression Mental Health

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently licensed a form of ketamine – esketamine – as a treatment for depression which is resistant to other treatments. It is administered as a nasal spray in a clinic, initially twice a week, then weekly or fortnightly. Regular doses of the drug are necessary to prevent relapse.

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