BBC's The Truth About… Improving Your Mental Health features Professor Damian Bailey

BBC show The Truth About… Improving Your Mental Health - feat. Prof Damian Bailey

Professor Tanya Byron and Alex Scott

The Truth About… Improving Your Mental Health featuring Professor Damian Bailey will be shown at 9pm on BBC One tomorrow (Wednesday, 20 January, 2021). 

Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron teams up with former England footballer Alex Scott, who has suffered from depression, to discover how the latest science can help us gain greater control over our state of mind and improve our mental health and wellbeing.

Behind the scene photo of Neurovascular Research Lab with footballer Alex Scott for BBC One Documentary - The truth about... Improving your mental health

(left to right) Tom Owens, Benjamin Stacey, Alex Scott, Professor Damian Bailey

In the programme, Professor Bailey and staff in the Neurovascular Research Unit measure brain blood flow to Alex's brain during exercise coupled with a cognitive task to demonstrate how these activities can increase oxygen/glucose delivery to parts of the brain affected by depression.

Find out more about Professor Damian Bailey's research in this area and see the current research taking place in the Neurovascular Research Laboratory.