Seminar: Cognitive-behavioural and mindfulness based approaches to preventing depression across the lifespan

While we have evidence-based psychological therapies for acute depression, in recent years there has been a growing emphasis on prevention. This has taken the form of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy to prevent depression in adults with a history of depression at high risk of relapse and recurrence (secondary prevention) and through our current work teaching young people aged 11-14 mindfulness skills that might prevent depression (primary prevention). This series of talks considers some different preventative approaches that could further improve the mental health outcomes of people across the lifespan.

Professor Willem Kuyken, University of Oxford. “Introduction. A public health approach to preventing depression and enhancing well-being across the lifespan.”

Dr Clara Strauss, University of Sussex. “Exploring the potential of adapted MBCT curricula in non-clinical populations: Evaluating MBCT for Life and MBCT self-help”

Professor Barney Dunn, University of Exeter. “Learning to live well with depression: Preliminary Evaluation of Augmented Depression Therapy (ADepT) for the treatment of acute depressive symptoms and subsequent prevention of relapse in adults”

Professor Tamsin Ford, University of Exeter Medical School “The potential of MBCT for young people who partially respond or relapse after first line interventions for emotional disorders”