Kernow BSLM Conference 2021
Lifestyle Medicine for Mental Well-being – 4th Kernow BSLM conference
The day’s line up
We will kick off the day with Professor Felice Jacka, Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry and Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University and author of “Brain Changer” and “There is a zoo in my poo”. She has pioneered research that examines the links between diet, gut health and mental and brain health. (Session has been pre-recorded.)
Up next will be Ross Jackson Hicks of Man Down fame who will be covering a little of his experiences with mental health and how and why Man Down was was created.
Following Ross’s session we will hear from Dr Lucy Loveday on the topic of “Movement of the Mind”, a pioneering multidisciplinary platform showcasing the latest research from leaders in the field for the benefits of physical activity for mental health & brain development & mindfulness for human performance, and the role that nature provides.
We will then break for a gluten free plant-based lunch, followed by Professor Heather Elphick a medical consultant who led the “Wake Up to Sleep” project which promoted the awareness and impacts of sleep deprivation and how to improve sleep for children and their families.
After Prof Elphick we will hear from Professor Clive Ballard currently the Pro-vice chancellor and Dean of the Medical School at Exeter University. As a psychiatrist he has worked in and published several papers on Dementia and importance of lifestyle. (Session has been pre-recorded.)
We will end the speaker sessions with Sir Professor Muir Gray who has held senior positions in screening, public health, information management. and value in healthcare. He is currently the Chief Knowledge Officer for EXi, a digital health therapeutic prescribing exercise to people with or at risk of up to 23 long-term health conditions. (Session has been pre-recorded.)
Professor Sir John Armstrong Muir Gray CBE FRCPSGlas FCLIP is a British physician, who has held senior positions in screening, public health, information management. and value in healthcare. He is currently the Chief Knowledge Officer for EXi, a digital health therapeutic prescribing exercise to people with or at risk of up to 23 long-term health conditions.
Heather has been consultant in Sheffield since 2008, having trained at Alder Hey and Melbourne Children’s Hospitals. She leads the sleep service at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, managing a comprehensive range of sleep disorders. Heather holds an Honorary Chair with the University of Sheffield, in recognition of her collaborative work in research, leading nationally funded projects, including the “Wake Up to Sleep” project promoting awareness of the impacts of sleep deprivation.
Felice Jacka is Professor of Nutritional Psychiatry and Director of the Food & Mood Centre at Deakin University. She is also founder and president of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR) and immediate past president of the Australian Alliance for the Prevention of Mental Disorders. She has been responsible for the development of a highly innovative field of research establishing diet and nutrition as of importance to common mental disorders.
Ross Jackson-Hicks, from Cornwall, is the founder of ‘Man Down Cornwall’, a male support group that runs fortnightly sessions in 18 locations across Cornwall. Ross, who has struggled with mental ill health and addiction, created the group out of frustration at being told to ‘man up’ and as a way of giving men an emotional outlet with their peers.
Professor Clive Ballard, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Executive Dean, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter. Clive has led or co-authored well over 600 research papers. He received the prestigious Weston Brain Institute International Outstanding Achievement Award 2019. His main research specialisms are drug discovery, dementia prevention, improving care for people with dementia in residential homes.
Dr Lucy Loveday: @drlucyloveday (MRCGP, PG Cert Clinical Education) is founder of Movement & The Mind®; a pioneering multidisciplinary platform showcasing the latest research from leaders in the field for the benefits of physical activity for mental health & brain development & mindfulness for human performance. Lucy has a varied and full portfolio career. As an Associate Research Fellow at the University of Exeter, as well as a Training Programme Director, Lucy has a wealth of experience as a medical educator and group facilitator.