3 June 2020
Half of UK parents do not feel comfortable about their children attending school following lockdown, according to early results from a new study asking parents and carers about their children’s mental health through the COVID-19 crisis.
29 May 2020
The new teaching package aims to give students greater confidence and experience when consulting with patients who live with psychiatric illness.
29 May 2020
Hugh Grosvenor, The Duke of Westminster, has donated £1m towards Oxford University’s COVID-19 mental health research programmes. This is part of the £10m donation announced by the Westminster Foundation last month to support the national COVID-19 relief effort.
26 May 2020
A new study from the University of Oxford shows that people who hold coronavirus conspiracy beliefs are less likely to comply with social distancing guidelines or take-up future vaccines.
21 May 2020
A new online seminar series is exploring the ‘ethics of exercise’ during coronavirus lockdown measures in the UK.
Are Outcomes After Self-Harm Better for Patients Assessed by a Psychiatric Nurse or a Psychiatrist in the General Hospital?
19 May 2020
New study from the Oxford Centre for Suicide Research, the Nuffield Department of Population Health and the UCL Division of Psychiatry shows that risk of repeat self-harm in patients who present to the general hospital after self-harm (intentional self-poisoning or self-injury) is the same whether they are assessed by a liaison psychiatric nurse or by a psychiatrist.
12 March 2020
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.
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.