This Lunchtime Learning Webinar: Nutritional interventions to optimise mental health
took place on Thursday 13 May 2021, 12pm - 1pm
Werry Workforce Whāraurau is proud to be able to offer a series of monthly online trainings. These Lunchtime Learning events provide an opportunity for ongoing education
and connection for the ICAMH, AOD, NGO and PHO sectors.
Nutritional interventions to optimise mental health
Over the last decade, scientists have been uncovering an uncomfortable truth: what we eat is affecting our mental health. In this talk, Meredith Blampied will discuss practical and easy ways to introduce nutrition into clinical practice, reviewing some of the hypothesised mechanisms of action and the evidence to date.
Meredith Blampied is a Registered Clinical Psychologist, Senior PhD Student. Meredith’s research interests include investigating the role of nutrition in mental health, exploring feedback-informed treatment and best-evidence practice for anxiety disorders, particularly obsessive compulsive disorder. Meredith has also worked on a number of research project in the areas of earthquake anxiety, child development and learning and social psychology. Meredith has had experience working with adults experiencing a range of mental health issues including anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, substance abuse and dependence, adjustment, stress and offending behaviours. She is currently completing her PhD in mental health and nutrition, runs her own private practice, specialising in telehealth and is a consultant on various research projects.
Werry Workforce Whāraurau is proud to be able to offer a series of monthly online trainings. These Lunchtime Learning events provide an opportunity for ongoing education and connection for the ICAMH, AOD, NGO and PHO sectors.
Future topics for 2021 include:
- Porn and young people - Thursday 10 June 2021
- Trauma-informed care - Thursday 8 July 2021
- Working with whānau - Thursday 12 August 2021
- Medical considerations with eating disorders - Thursday 9 September 2021
- Impact and approaches to maternal addiction - Thursday 14 October 2021
Please contact us if there is a specific topic you would like to hear more about or if you are able to offer a presentation at one of our Lunchtime Learning events. Email [email protected]
Previous Lunchtime Learning recordings and presentations can be found here
- Leading the way in understanding self-regulation skills (Abby Wilson, Occupational Therapist)
- Interventions for AOD use disorders in young people (Dr Grant Christie, University of Auckland/Waitemata DHB)
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) (John Vogenthaler, Te Pou)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder (Wendy Jenkins, Autism NZ)
- Teens who self-harm, contagion and social media (Emily Cooney, CASA)
- Porn and young people in Aotearoa (Jo Robertson, The Light Project)
- Supporting Grief in Children (Rise Trought, Consultant Psychologist, CDHB)
- Working with children with restricted diets (Ursula McCulloch - Consultant Clinical Psychologist CDHB)
- Youth and Psychosis (Dr Eleanor Baggott, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Totara House)
- Key Concepts for "Attachment" (Gill Graham, Waitemata DHB)