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Help us to deliver our campaign on children and young people’s mental health

09 January 2019

The BPS is looking for 15 members to join a new Expert Reference Group (ERG).

This group is being formed to help us deliver the policy campaign on mental health and psychological wellbeing in children and young people which was chosen at the inaugural BPS Senate in October.

We are keen to appoint members representing a broad range of psychological specialisms and expertise, and particularly welcome BAME and LGBT applicants as these groups are currently underrepresented within the BPS.

The group will help us to achieve genuine policy change by prioritising areas where we are able to make the biggest difference, highlighting the best psychological evidence for us to take to policy makers and sharing their experience and expertise to build partnerships with stakeholders.

To apply to join the ERG, please send a statement of interest to Emma Smith by 21 January 2019.

More information on the role and how to apply can be found on our voluntary posts page.

The BPS Senate was created to give members a democratic way of selecting our priorities, with each member network in attendance at the event given a vote following debate and discussion on three proposals.

The winning proposal, on the mental health of children and young people, was put forward jointly by the Chairs of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology, the Division of Clinical Psychology and the Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers in Psychology.

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