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The Our Mental Wellness series is organised by the Department of Experimental Psychology. There will be 7 talks in this first series from experts in the field of mental health. Topics include stress and anxiety, sleep, depression and low mood, mistrust and paranoia, eating disorders, coping with trauma and bullying.

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Each of the talks in the series lasts 45 minutes with a 20-minute presentation from the main speaker followed by a Q&A panel discussion. All recordings will be available on the Department of Experimental Psychology YouTube channel.


Our department created the Our Mental Wellness series as a way 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 share their expertise about mental health conditions and effective evidence-based treatments. - Professor Kia Nobre, Head of the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.

First Talk in the series

Managing Stress and Overcoming Anxiety with Associate Professor Jennifer Wild and a panel including Emeritus Professor Robin Dunbar, Associate Professor Polly Waite and Chair Professor Cathy Creswell.

21 May 2020 - watch the film.

Second talk in the series

Overcoming Sleep Problems with Professor Colin Espie and a panel including Dr Felicity Waite, Dr Dimitri Gavriloff, and Chair Professor Cathy Creswell. 

29 October - film will be available to watch soon.

Third talk in the series

Managing Depression and Low Mood with Professor Willem Kuyken and a panel including Professor Cath Harmer, Professor Andrea Cipriani and Chair Professor Cathy Creswell.

19 November at 10am - registration is open to University of Oxford students, staff and Alumni only. However, the recorded film will be available to watch for all after the event. 

Fourth talk in the series

Overcoming Mistrust and Paranoia with Professor Daniel Freeman

28 January 2021 at 10am - registration is open to University of Oxford students, staff and Alumni only. However, the recorded film will be available to watch for all after the event. 

Fifth Talk in the series

Understanding and Managing Eating Disorders with Dr Rebecca Murphy

25 February 2021 at 10am - registration is open to University of Oxford students, staff and Alumni only. However, the recorded film will be available to watch for all after the event.

Sixth Talk in the series

Coping with Trauma with Professor Anke Ehlers

6 May 2021 from 10am - registration is coming.

seventh talk in the series

Bullying and Anxiety with Dr Eleanor Leigh

3 June 2021 from 10am - registration is coming.


For more information on events in the Department of Experimental Psychology.

To watch other films about mental health visit the Department of Psychiatry YouTube channel and the #OxfordMentalHealth online conversation series, where expert researchers and celebrities come together to discuss important topics where science and investigation is at the forefront of new developments in understanding, treating and preventing mental illness.


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