Government and Politics

More than 400 psychologists, counsellors and academics have signed an open letter condemning the ‘profoundly disturbing’ psychological implications of the coalition government’s austerity and welfare reform measures.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, is to chair a conference on ‘Mental Health: Achieving Parity of Esteem’ at The Mermaid in London on 27 May.
Nearly half the US population believes that the flu vaccine can give you flu.
A collection of papers in the journal Addiction suggests that the introduction of plain or standardised cigarette packs can deter non-smokers from taking up the habit and may cut the number of cigarettes smokers get through.
February saw psychology research associate and psychosis expert Dr Eleanor Longden (Liverpool University) invited to attend the Deputy Prime Minister’s Mental Health Heroes Awards at Whitehall.
Recognition of the important role psychology has in the Freedom to Speak Up Review is welcomed by the British Psychological Society.
The US Supreme Court has recently made a number of rulings that suggest it sees corporations as having similar rights and responsibilities to individual human beings, such as that they have the right to free speech, and can be exempt from laws tha
‘One World Connected’, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance’s (NSPA’s) 2015 suicide prevention conferenc
The Department of Health has issued a revised code of practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 to ensure that all patients receive high quality and saf
People are more likely to want to reduce their environmental impact if they think about the legacy they wish to leave for future generations, a new
Sense About Science has launched a new website to further its campaign to see that public policy is based on scientific evidence.
In the wake of the report into the CIA's use of torture published yesterday, many people are shocked and appalled. Yet one defence of the practice remains popular - "the ticking time bomb scenario".
Today, 10 December, is International Human Rights Day. On this occasion the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) has appealed to its 36 national member associations to raise public awareness on human rights and to encourage action against violations of human rights.
Conservatives and liberals judge scientific evidence on the basis of whether the potential impact on policy is "politically desirable", a new study has conclude
Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
There are serious and deeply ingrained problems with the commissioning and provision of children’s and adolescents’ mental health services, says a House of Commons health select committee report published today.
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Local authorities across England are not spending enough to prevent mental health problems, a charity has warned.
Never has it been more urgent that we understand why people are drawn to extremist beliefs and to violent extremist organisations.
People with conservative views are reacting more strongly to the current Ebola scare than those with a more liberal outlook, an expert
Psychologists and psychiatrists mark World Mental Health Day (10 October 2014) with a call for improved funding for research into serious mental health conditions, including schizophrenia. The British Psychological Society and the Royal College of Psychiatrists have joined forces to emphasise the crucial role research has in better understanding mental health, improving the lives of those affected and in helping to reduce the stigma of mental health.
The British Psychological Society President Elect Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes has welcomed today's announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg that maximum waiting times will be introduced for those accessing NHS mental health services.
The British Psychological Society, Sense about Science and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference on Tuesday 7 October.
Sense about Science, the British Psychological Society and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday 30 September).
The British Psychological Society, together with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, is hosting a fringe meeting at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester tomorrow (Tuesday 23 September).
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