2014 Student Minds Conference:
Grand Challenges in Student Mental Health
7th & 8th of March 2014
St John's College, Oxford
I am thrilled to be able to invite you to this year’s Student Minds Conference. This is our Fourth Annual Conference. The goal of our conferences has always been to improve student and staff understanding of student mental health. This year is no different.
This conference will be responding to research we have conducted on the challenges facing student mental health and talks over the two days will address four different themes:
We also have several sessions lined up which will look specifically at how to translate this knowledge into practice, sharing practical ideas for successful mental health campaigning on your campus.
Our speakers include Professor John Geddes, head of the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University, Professor Daniel Freeman, consultant clinical psychologist and lead of the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis team, Professor Janet Treasure OBE, director of the Eating Disorders Unit at the South London & Maudsley NHS Trust and Student Minds Trustee, Dr Denise Meyer, manager of Students Against Depression and Ms Sara Fernandez, CEO of Student Hubs.
As with all our work, there will be a strong focus on the student experience and the student perspective. As well as leading researchers and clinicians, our speakers include young adults who are keen to share their personal reflections on managing mental health problems at university.
For more information and to book your tickets, please visit our Eventbrite page here.
We very much hope you will be able to join us. If you have any questions then please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Provisional Conference Schedule (subject to change):
For Student Minds Volunteers
We would like ALL Student Minds volunteers to attend this conference. It will be a fantastic opportunity for you to build your understanding of the mental health problems facing students, develop strategies to deliver stronger mental health campaigns on your campus and most importantly of all, meet volunteers from right across the country.
We are heavily subsiding this conference for Student Minds volunteers.
We are able to offer accommodation in Oxford for the Friday night for a limited number of volunteers (offered on a first-come first-served basis). To apply for accommodation, please complete the form below:
We hope that Student Minds volunteers can apply to their Student Union for funding to cover travel to attend this conference. If the cost of your travel is too expensive for you to cover, your Student Union is unable to cover your travel costs and you do not have a society budget that would help towards your travel costs, please email email@example.com. We have a very limited budget to help with travel costs.
About Our Speakers
Professor John Geddes is Professor of Epidemiological Psychiatry and Head of the Department Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
Professor Daniel Freeman is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Lead of the Oxford Cognitive Approaches to Psychosis team (O-CAP).
Professor Janet Treasure OBE, is the director of the Eating Disorders Unit at the South London and Maudsley NHS Trust. Professor Treasure is also a trustee of Student Minds.
Dr Denise Meyer developed and manages the Students Against Depression website. Dr Meyer also works with the Counselling Service at Portsmouth University.
Dr Bryony Sheaves is a clinical psychologist working with the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute.
Dr. Kate Porcheret is a postdoctoral researcher at the Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience Institute at the University of Oxford. She is interested in the role sleep has in how we process and remember emotional events.
Lydia Pell is the chair of the University Mental Health Advisers Network (UMHAN) and a mental health adviser at UEA.
Anne Ford is a University Cousellor at Oxford University and coordinator of the Oxford University Peer Support Programme.
Sara Fernandez is CEO of Student Hubs.
Venetia Boon is Regional Campaign Manager for the Time to Change Children and Young People’s project. Time to Change is run jointly by Rethink Mental Illness and Mind.
Seb Baird, is the co-founder of the Mind Your Head campaign and former Welfare Officer at Oxford University Student Union.
Charlotte Gatherer is a passionate mental health campaigner. She helped developed the "How to Save a Life" programme run by Student Minds in 2011-12. She is an active member of the Body Gossip project and the founder of the AcSEED initiative supporting emotional wellbeing in schools.
Anoushka Bonwick was the founding volunteer of the Student Minds Eating Disorder Support Group at UEA. Anoushka is part of the Student Minds Executive Committee and has worked extensively on campaign and event planning.
Rosie Tressler is the Campaigns Manager at Student Minds. She was formerly the Development Officer at Mental Wealth UK and before that the Welfare Officer for Nottingham University Student Union.