Social interactions are, for most of us, the most rewarding activities in our lives. Positive social relationships are a key building block for our physical and mental well-being. Unfortunately, many individuals will experience difficulties in their 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.
Eleanor Leigh (Psychologist and Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow) will deliver the main presentation, followed by a Q&A panel discussion with Lucy Bowes (Associate Professor of Experimental Psychology) and Robert Hepach (Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology).
The webinar will be chaired by Cathy Creswell (Professor of Developmental Clinical Psychology).
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 others’ mental wellness in our community.
Our Mental Wellness talks will take place twice per term.