25 February 2020
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.
30 January 2020
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.
Oxford joins forces with the Palix Foundation to share knowledge about the brain and psychological science
27 November 2019
The Palix Foundation has pledged £265,250 to support a cross-disciplinary project aimed at sharing scientific knowledge about early brain development and its effect on mental health and addiction. The project will be delivered by the Department of Psychiatry and the Department of Experimental Psychology, and will unite Oxford and the foundation's shared vision of improving outcomes for children, their families and future generations.
31 October 2019
This new version of a guide originally developed in 2015, is a major update, informed by experience of suicide clusters that have occurred in the community, in schools and universities, and in psychiatric settings.
25 October 2019
Find out how virtual reality (VR) is used in research to help build confidence and reduce stress in young people. Visit Julia Badger, Lucy Bowes and Aitor Rovira at their IF Festival stand on 28 October between 11 am and 4 pm. Put on a headset, test your reactions and see how your body responds.
21 October 2019
The Oxford U-Flourish student wellbeing survey is part of a longitudinal study evaluating the scope of mental health need among undergraduate students. The study aims to better understand what factors determine student mental health and academic outcomes.
10 October 2019
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.
13 September 2019
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.
12 September 2019
Wearable devices offer exciting opportunities to longitudinally detect and track multi-modal stress and symptoms of disease in an objective and unobtrusive way.
20 August 2019
Professor Belinda Lennox has been given the title of Professor of Psychiatry in the 2019 Recognition of Distinction Exercise at the University of Oxford.
1 August 2019
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.
1 August 2019
From leading meditation teacher Christina Feldman and distinguished psychologist Willem Kuyken, this book provides a uniquely integrative perspective on mindfulness and its applications.
29 July 2019
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.
11 July 2019
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.
Switching Perceptions wins Vice-Chancellor’s Public Engagement Award - engaging through art in psychiatric illnesses
10 July 2019
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.
9 July 2019
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.
1 July 2019
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.
1 July 2019
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.