Our Mental Wellness Webinar Series: Trinity Term 2021
The Department of Experimental Psychology is running three mental health webinars in Trinity Term as part of the Our Mental Wellness Series
About the series
We have come to realise the importance of mental health issues and the impact they can have on individuals as well as on society at large. But, can you separate the facts from the myths? Do you know how to promote your own mental wellness and help
those around you?
At Oxford, we have some of the world’s leading researchers helping us understand the causes of mental conditions and develop effective evidence-based treatments. We are bringing them together in a new series – Our Mental Wellness – to share their
knowledge and answer your questions about how we can look after each other’s mental wellness in our community.
Our Mental Wellness: Coping with Trauma
Thursday 6 May, 10:00am – 10:45am (via Zoom)
Anke Ehlers (main presentation), plus Mina Fazel and Morten Kringelbach on
the panel (chaired by Cathy Creswell).
Most of us will experience a traumatic event at some point in our lives. Following trauma, we may experience unwanted distressing memories and feel a wide range of negative emotions. Our sense of self and the world may also change. This talk will discuss
research findings on helpful and unhelpful ways of coping with trauma.
Our Mental Wellness: Overcoming Mistrust and Paranoia
Thursday 20 May, 2:00pm – 2:45pm (via Zoom) New DATE!
Speakers: Daniel Freeman (main presentation), plus Liz Tunbridge and Kam Bhui on
the Q&A panel (chaired by Cathy Creswell).
The world can certainly feel a dangerous place and every day each of us must decide whether or not to trust other people. This talk will cover a number of key questions: What is paranoia? How common is it? What is the latest scientific understanding of
the causes? And what can we do to tackle it.
Our Mental Wellness: Bullying and Anxiety
Thursday 3 June, 10:00am – 10:45am (via Zoom)
Speakers: Eleanor Leigh (main presentation), plus Lucy Bowes and Hannah Murray on the Q&A panel
(chaired by Cathy Creswell).
Positive social relationships are a key building block for our physical and mental well-being. Unfortunately, many of us will experience difficulties in our peer relationships, including peer victimisation. Peer victimisation makes us susceptible to anxiety
and depression, and conversely anxiety and depression make us more vulnerable to being victimised. This talk will focus on understanding the thinking and behaviour traps that underlie this association and how to break it.
Other practical information:
All webinars in the series are free to attend, but registration is required. Please note that for security reasons, we can only accept registrations from staff and students who have an Oxford University email address that ends in @ox.ac.uk. The general
public can access the YouTube live stream for each talk.