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Hot Health | Mental Health | Connections that count & mobile mindfulness meditation

Connections that count: Social identification enhances mental health in adolescents and adults

Dr Damian Scarf, Department of Psychology

The Social Identity Approach to Health (SIAH) holds that groups provide us with a sense of meaning and belonging, and that these identity processes have a significant positive impact on our mental health. In this talk, I will present data demonstrating that identifying with new groups reduces depression relapse in adults and enhances psychological resilience in Māori and New Zealand European adolescents.

Mobile mindfulness meditation: Apps as a tool to improve mental health and well-being

Jayde Flett, Department of Psychological Medicine

Smartphones are near ubiquitous but their use is often vilified. In this talk, I will present data demonstrating that smartphones may be used as a tool to improve mental health in a university student population.

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Networking from 5:00pm with nibbles and drinks

Hot Health is 2018's addition to DSM's family of events, with the intention of bringing the School together for an informal evening of networking and discussion, with the opportunity to hear from a variety of speakers give talks on hot topics.

Postgraduate students are warmly encouraged to attend these events, as are professionals, academics and clinical researchers, and students across the Division of Health Sciences.

Date Thursday, 3 May 2018
Time 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Audience All University
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
CampusDunedin
LocationBarnett Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor Dunedin Hospital

Contact NameGeorgia Richardson
Contact Emailgeorgia.richardson@otago.ac.nz
Websitehttps://www.otago.ac.nz/dsm/news/otago67882

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