Healthy Brains (CPD) [28th Sept, 7pm BST]

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Healthy Brains (CPD) [28th Sept, 7pm BST]


Approved by the British Psychological Society for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

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What is the clinical evidence for the efficacy of nutritional and lifestyle interventions for mental health?


How can we support and empower clients and patients to improve their wellbeing and quality of life alongside their treatment?


What interventions have been demonstrated to improve the efficacy of medication and outcomes in talking therapy?


There is now strong evidence for the impact of modifiable risk-factors in the development and progression of mental health disorders. A number of interventions have been clinically demonstrated to improve treatment outcomes for patients. In an environment where there is significant pressure on the provision of clinical services, these interventions can be hugely valuable in stabilising an individual on a waiting list for treatment or to improve the efficacy of traditional treatment approaches. They have the additional benefit of being widely accessible, low-cost and with limited side effects.

Learning Outcomes

This session aims:

  • To improve practitioners’ knowledge of the non-psychotherapeutic, non-pharmacological interventions that have been demonstrated in meta-analyses to improve client/patient mental health.
  • To improve confidence in working with/referring patients to allied health professionals such as physiotherapists and dieticians in managing clinical cases.
  • To provide a rationale to support patients who feel able to make lifestyle changes that can improve traditional treatment outcomes.

Who is it for?

This 90 minute online seminar is essential learning for practitioner psychologists working in primary care in the NHS and private practice including Counselling, Clinical, Health, Occupational and Forensic. It also provides a sound scientific understanding of the psychological benefits of treatment for allied healthcare professionals such as Physiotherapists, Personal Trainers, Nutritionists, Dietitians, Nutritional Therapists, 

This seminar is particularly focused on the evidence of these interventions on treating depression, anxiety and age-related cognitive decline/dementia.

What does it cover?

Understand the mechanisms of action and the scientific evidence for the:

  • Role of Inflammation and neurogenesis in mental illness;
  • Brain, neurotransmitter and endocrine changes associated with physical activity;
  • Gut-brain connection, psychobiotics and the impact of specific nutrients on the structure and function of the brain;
  • Neurophysiology of stress;
  • Impact of sleep disorders & sleep management;
  • Potential role of vagus nerve stimulation.

Date: 28th September 2017

Time: 7pm BST - Open to international attendees, please check the correct start time for your timezone.

Location: Online - Attendees will receive a link to join the seminar in advance

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made 7 days before the seminar start time will receive a full refund. Refunds will not be available after this time.