North East of England Branch

North East of England Branch

Welcome to The North East of England Branch.

We are a relatively new Branch of the Society, and we hope that you will be enthusiastic in attending events and making this an active and vibrant Branch. Please contact us with any ideas you have for events - your contributions will help ensure the future success of our branch!

The Branch officially came into being on 4 February 2003 when an open general meeting was held at York St John College to elect the committee and formally constitute our existence as part of the Society. Since then, the Branch has worked closely with the Leicester Office to ensure that Branch members have representation at all levels of the Society.

Currently, the Branch consists of some 3 380 members drawn from a geographical area that extends from the River tweed to the Wash and from Hull to the borders of Lancashire. In our first year we have held scientific events for all members at the Universities of Sunderland, Teesside and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Our committee includes academic psychologists, practitioners and students. The committee organises events and promotes psychology in the North East of England. All members of the BPS who live in the North East of England are automatically our regional members.


One of our aims is to be able to bring psychologists from different walks of life together to share experiences, learn from each other and get to know each other. At our inaugural meeting we made an undertaking to be a roving Branch and we are keen to ensure that we are able to reach all our members. We welcome anyone with ideas on how to improve/extend the Branch Activities - if that's you, please get in touch!

Mission Statement

Mission Statement of the North East of England Branch (NEEB) of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

To support its members in professional psychological matters by providing services and information through social, educational and communal events.

Main Aims of the North East of England Branch (NEEB) of the British Psychological Society (BPS)

  • To be a local regional informational source and point of contact for its members for queries and information.
  • To organise and support social, educational and communal events, such as, conferences, lectures and seminars, for its members.
  • To assist in the continuing professional development (CPD) among its members by facilitating workshops, symposia, conferences and publications.
  • To provide an on-line forum for its members that is safe, informative and interactive.
  • To support and actively encourage the development of its student members.
  • To promote the advancement of psychology as a discipline to primary and secondary student groups in the north east.
  • To encourage public awareness in the north east of the nature, aims, concerns and practical applications of psychology.