BPS supports mental healthcare films

A number of films have received support from the British Psychological Society (BPS). The 40 movies have been made with a public engagement grant from the BPS.

The films, which have been made for mentalhealthcare.org.uk, feature a number of experts talking about a range of mental health issues.

They include Psychiatrist and Professor of Community and Social Psychiatry Professor Tom Craig, Psychologist Dr Juliana Onwumere, Social Worker Nikki Smith, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing Len Bowers and Psychologist and Professor of Forensic Psychology Gisli Gudjonsson.

Professor Elizabeth Kuipers, Head of the Psychology Department at the Institute of Psychiatry, who has co-ordinated the project, said: "The new filmed clips have been created in response to feedback from visitors to the site and the many carers' groups with whom we keep in touch."

She added that she wanted to thank the BPS for their support for the films.

This year, the BPS has £40,000 available for public engagement grants, either for one project or to be shared amongst several smaller schemes.

Through these grants the BPS aims to help members promote the relevance of evidence-based psychology to wider audiences either through direct work or by organising interesting and relevant communications activities.

Closing date is the July 1 2011. For more information visit the Sharing our Science webpages.