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Oxford Health BRC takes leading role in research effort to find innovative new treatments for mental illness

Mental Health

Clinicians and scientists at the NIHR Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) are playing a key role coordinating the Mental Health Mission.

New Associate Professors appointed

Alzheimer's disease Awards Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Dementia Mental Health

Four new Associate Professors have been appointed in the Department of Psychiatry.

“Looking back on my childhood, I can’t ever remember a time when I didn’t feel negative."

Anxiety Depression Psychological medicine Randomised controlled trial

A data scientist who was able to return to work after taking medication for severe depression as part of an Oxford research trial has urged others to consider taking part in studies.

Westgate Centre visitors learn about Oxford’s ground-breaking research

Mental Health Public involvement

Hundreds of visitors to Oxford’s Westgate Centre last week were able to find out about the world-class healthcare research that is currently taking place in Oxford.

Psychological Adaptiveness to Critical Events: an introduction to the PACE study

Anxiety Depression Mental Health

Clinical psychologist and Visiting Fellow Omid V. Ebrahimi discusses his work here in Oxford and the study he co-leads in Norway – one of the largest of its kind globally.

New collaboration between academics and secondary schools to address mental health crisis in adolescents

Anxiety Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent Mental Health

Scientists and Educators collaborate in a programme to transform scientific research, school teaching and young people’s understanding of their mental health and wellbeing.

Ethnic minority patients yearn for warmth from health care professionals

Developing better connections between ethnic minority patients and health care professionals could drive more positive health care experience for ethnic minority patients, researchers have found.

Open Day showcases ground-breaking Oxford research

People in Oxfordshire are invited to come along to the Westgate Centre on 10 May to learn about the world-class healthcare research currently taking place in Oxford.

Gender inequality linked to brain structure


Gender inequality is associated with differences in the structure of men and women’s brains, according to global research findings.

New Wellcome Discovery Platform announced for Oxford

Bioethics Public involvement

Oxford University will host a new research platform in ethics and humanities thanks to a new Wellcome programme aimed at empowering researchers to overcome barriers holding back progress in their fields of research.

New 'Merging Minds' art exhibition


The Wellcome Centre for Ethics and Humanities is launching a new exhibition working with artists in residence Yambe Tam and Albert Barbu.

Neuroscience Symposium: a student perspective

MSc student Brendan Sargent reflects on his experience at the Neuroscience Symposium last month and what he took away from the event.

Naomi Wray appointed Davys Chair

Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry is delighted to announce the appointment of Naomi Wray as Michael Davys Professor of Neuroscience.

Online arts and culture for young people’s mental health – new research programme announced

Anxiety Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Child and adolescent Depression Mental Health Public involvement

Young people will help create an ‘online museum’ as a way of improving their mental health, as part of a new and ground-breaking £2.61m research project.

Review of studies into suicidal behaviour and thoughts among nurses and midwives

Suicide Suicide and self-harm

Nurses need to have access to better wellbeing and psychological support after research showed they were at particular risk of suicide, according to a new paper.

£3 million legacy gift to deliver significant benefits for people with bipolar disorder

Bipolar Disorder

Research into bipolar disorder at Oxford has received a major boost following a £3 million donation from the Page family.

New study reveals clinical instability can predict psychiatric hospitalisation

Bipolar Disorder Depression Mental Health Schizophrenia

For patients with psychiatric conditions, data shows that both illness severity and instability are key factors in predicting their future risk of hospitalisation.

Viewing self-harm images on the internet and in social media usually causes harm, according to new review

Self-harm Suicide and self-harm

Clinical researchers have reviewed the international research evidence regarding the impact of viewing images of self-harm on the internet and in social media.

Kam Bhui joins MQ Science Council

Awards Mental Health

Professor Kam Bhui appointed to MQ’s Science Council, a group of global experts who guide MQ’s research.

Experts hold first meeting for new international project on depression, anxiety and psychosis

Anxiety Depression Psychosis Public involvement

The Global Alliance for Living Evidence on aNxiety, depressiOn and pSychosis, or GALENOS project, has launched in central London.

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