Untangling resilience to depression (public event)

Untangling resilience to depression (public event)


photograph of resilient plant growing through tarmac
An Edinburgh Neuroscience and Global Health Academy event for Global Health Day
April 7, 2017
Lecture Theatre G03, 50 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9JU

Many people talk about ‘resilience’, but what exactly is it? What factors make some people more resilient than others? Is it their brain or their environment? This event brings together mental health researchers, practitioners, and members of the public to discuss and debate this important issue, which affects every one of us. Join our speakers, for a thought-provoking evening to untangle the complex concept of resilience.


  • The Biology of Resilience: Prof Stephen Lawrie, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinbrugh
  • The Psychology of Resilience: Prof Andrew Gumley, University of Glasgow
  • Resilience from a School's Perspective - Mrs Sarah Odgen, Headteacher of Pinkie Primary School
  • Green Space and Resilience - Dr Roger Hyam, Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh

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Join us from 5 pm for a cup of tea/coffee, ready for a 5.30 pm start.

This event is jointly organised by Edinburgh Neuroscience, the Global Health Academy, and Centre for Cognitive Ageing & Cognitive Epidemiology, for World Health Day,