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Launch of Centre for Psychological Wellbeing and Neuroscience




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The Centre for Psychological Wellbeing & Neuroscience cordially invites you to a free Community Exchange Event on Mindfulness and Mental Health

This first event will focus on Mindfulness, its real-life benefits and cutting-edge research on weight loss, autism, mental health, neurological conditions, and employment. Researchers, commissioners, clients, and staff will share their experience of Mindfulness and other evidence-based interventions in improving wellbeing. Experts in the field will be available for Q&A and consultation around the application of research on mental health practice. The Centre for Psychological Wellbeing & Neuroscience welcomes discussion around potential partnerships.

Jamie Bristow, Director of the Mindfulness Initiative. The Mindfulness Initiative has been influencing and training the Mindfulness All-Party Parliamentary Group through the Mindfulness Nation UK project.

Dr. David Cox, Chief Medical Officer of Headspace. Headspace is a popular global digital health platform which provides courses of guided mindful meditation, via your smartphone or computer.

Dr. Rhiannon England, GP Clinical Lead in Mental Health, City and Hackney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). Dr. England commissions innovative services to tackle physical health issues in mental health settings.

Dr. Bettina Forster, Dr. Katy Tapper, Dr. Sebastian Gaigg, Dr. Angeliki Bogosian, all City University London will explore the brain basis of mindfulness; the role of mindfulness in weight loss and the promotion of healthy lifestyles; why mindfulness training may help improve anxiety in people with Autism; and the role of mindfulness for neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease.

Claire Kelly, Director of the ‘Mindfulness in Schools Project’. MiSP’s flagship ‘.b’ programme aims to encourage, support and research the teaching of secular mindfulness in schools.

Hana Villar, MSc, Clinical Director at City and Hackney Mind. Hana will discuss the application of Mindfulness to schizophrenia, personality disorder, depression, anxiety and working populations. Bonny Turner and Sheila Roy will share their experience of the 8-week Mindfulness training course at City and Hackney Mind. Gwen Williams will lead us in a brief mindfulness exercise.

Dr. Corinna Haenschel, Programme Director of MSc in Clinical, Social and Cognitive Neuroscience, City University. Dr. Haenschel is interested in improving the quality of life of people with schizophrenia by identifying and treating underlying working memory problems. A Recovery Champion at Mind’s Recovery College will share his experience and reasons for participating in her EEG research.

Dr. Paul Flaxman, Programme Director of MSc in Organisational Psychology, City University. Dr. Flaxman studies effects of Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) on workplace wellbeing and performance.

The Centre for Psychological Wellbeing & Neuroscience intends to support transformation of local community mental health services through active partnerships and community exchange events.

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When & where

9.30am - 4.30pmFriday 12th June 2015

College Building City, University of London St John Street London EC1V 4PB UK

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City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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