February 13-14, 2019: Lifestyle and Mental Health

A healthy lifestyle – healthy diet, exercise, sleep, and being in nature – is believed to be beneficial for one’s mental health. So, the study of healthy lifestyle choices and their putative relation with psychological well-being may yield important knowledge in order to increase quality of life and in fact perhaps even prevent or treat mental disorders. In this EPP symposium experts from the field will discuss how healthy lifestyle could be beneficial for mental health, the challenges that research on this topic faces, and wheth-er interventions that promote a healthy lifestyle as yet should or should not be applied as part of the treatment and prevention of mental health problems..

February 13-14, 2019

Willibrordushuis – Den Haag, The Netherlands


Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt (UGent), Marc Molendijk (Leiden University), Bruno Verschuere (UvA)

Program (Temporary)

Thursday February 13
10.30 – 11.00 Walk-in with Coffee/Tea
11.00 – 12.00 Lifestyle and Mental Health – Nathalie Michiels (Ghent University)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 14.00 Physical Exercise and mental health – (………. University)
14.00 – 14.45 Research on lifestyle: Challenges and Biases – Marc Molendijk                                       (Leiden University)
14.45 – 15.15 Coffee
15.15 – 16.30 Coaching people to change their lifestyle (Bjarne Timonen):                                             Assignment + Workshop
16.30 – 18.00 EPP Run The Hague (Bring your running shoes!), or EPP relax.
18.30 – 20.00 Dinner at Willibrordushuis
Drinks afterwards in The Hague City

Friday February 14
09.00 – 10.00 Sleep and mental health – Lucia M. Talamini (University of Amsterdam)
10.00 – 10.15    Coffee
10:15 – 11:30   PhD Presentation:
1. Eveliina Glogan UM
2. Martijn van Teffelen UM
3. Juliane Traxler KU Leuven
11.45 – 13.15   LUNCH
13.15 – 14.15   Nature and mental health – Simone Kuhn (MPI – Berlin)
14.30 – 15.30 Eating and mental health – Ingeborg Brouwer (Food Mood trial) (Free University of Amsterdam)
15:30                End


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