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The Future of Mental Health- it's not all in the Mind

6:00pm-7:00pm on Tuesday 26 March

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St John's College Old Divinity School, Main Lecture Theatre, All Saints Passage, CB2 1TP

It’s the holy grail of our age – tackling the mental health crisis in children and young people. Our charity, The William Templeton Foundation for Young People’s Mental Health (YPMH), is at the forefront of research in how to tackle this, and is committed to revolutionising the current landscape to provide a more positive future.

Could the YPMH approach be key to tackling the mental health challenge of our age, and create a happier life for all our children and young people? Join Peter Templeton, our founder, as we discuss these issues.

YPMH is the first charity to link up all the social, biological and psychological research on depression and identify a range of solutions. We aim to tackle the disease at key points in its development using our unique innovation and engineering approach – a totally new way of examining depression.

By joining up the scientific knowledge and pinpointing gaps in the system, we have prioritised a panoply of opportunities for prevention, early detection and diagnosis by looking at the multiplicity of root causes and risk factors.

We have established the changes needed across the spectrum, to provide a 21st-century blueprint for dealing with depression that is fit for purpose. It could offer every young person the best chance to protect themselves, in particular avoiding a critical first episode of depression, as well as receiving the best individualised treatment to try to stop the illness in its tracks.

Our vision also involves shifting the focus on treatment to a more balanced approach to address all stages of depression, but importantly, starting with prevention. By empowering individuals, families, schools/colleges, health/social care, employers and prisons with information, diagnostic tools and up-to-date care plans, our ambition is to beat the epidemic of depression.

Mental health is not all in the mind. It has very much to do with our physical health, our genes, stress response and immune systems, as well as our gut microbiome. It is also influenced by our personal psychology and lifestyle. The YPMH approach spans all of these, bringing together the latest knowledge, digital apps and diagnostics for early detection, plus personalised approaches that can prevent depression and address why and how it might develop in each individual.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Additional Information

Age: All Ages, Adults
Format: Talk
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 150
Theme: Health
Accessibility: Full access

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