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Health Matters – Depression: opening up a discussion

3rd February 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Melanie will be exploring the question “what is depression?” and looking at various talking therapies.

The next talk in our Health Matters series will be looking at depression. Melanie will be asking the question “what is depression?” and will be looking at various talking therapies, including guided self-help, computerised cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness and interpersonal psychotherapy.

Melanie will also be looking at group therapy programmes available for those experiencing depression and will explain how people in Oxfordshire can access TalkingSpace, the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service provided by Oxford Health NHS FT and supported by mental health charity Mind.

Melanie will be joined by Dr Carolyn Cowey, clinical psychologist, Steve Reynolds, counselling psychologist, and Tara Butcher, senior psychological wellbeing practitioner.

This talk is open to the public and is free to attend. To book your place, please email

The event is being held in partnership with Oxford University Student Union (OUSU) and the student welfare team at St John’s College, University of Oxford. To download a copy of the event poster, please click here.






Dr Melanie Shadbolt trained as a clinical psychologist in Oxford and has worked with Oxford Health NHS FT since 2003. Melanie worked for six years in adult mental health teams across Oxfordshire and has worked in a primary care setting with TalkingSpace since 2009. Melanie works with patients who present for help with depression and a range of anxiety disorders, including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Melanie is also an associate fellow of the British Psychological Society.




3rd February 2015
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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