Government and Politics

A psychology PhD student with a passion for influencing policy with her work has written a Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (POST) briefing note about policing domestic abuse.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, has expressed his concern at reports of a sudden increase in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly in NHS care.
Working with interpreters may provide an opportunity to develop new skills and to enrich our understanding of diverse cultures, idioms of distress, diverse explanatory health beliefs and constructions of well-being and mental health.
Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled.   This workshop is about tackling mental distress in community and recovery based approaches. Timetable
Crisis has echoed the calls from the BPS for reform on how benefits sanctions work for the most vulnerable as new research by the charity revealed how the regime is leaving people homeless, hungry and destitute and making it even harder for them t
The BPS welcomes a debate this week (9 December) in the House of Commons calling for the Government do more to meet its commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) has welcomed the Chancellor's announcement, in his Autumn Statement, of £10bn for health – particularly th
Today, November 20, is International Children´s Day and EFPA – the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations - has urged all psychologists to pay due attention to the psychological and human rights issues that arise from the situation of unaccompanied refugee and asylum-seeking children.
A parliamentary debate will be held in Westminster Hall today to coincide with International Men’s Day. It will be the first time MPs have marked International Men’s Day with a debate on issues that are more likely to affect men, such as poor educational attainment, involvement with the criminal justice system and suicide.
The President of the British Psychological Society, Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, is one of the signatories of a letter on the proposed EU Data Protection Regulation published in The Times today.
Analysis by the mental health charity Mind and the Independent newspaper shows that the numbe
Changes to mental health services are a ‘leap in the dark’ and are having a negative impact on patient care, says a briefing paper published today by The King’s Fund.
In the run up to the 2012 US election, President Obama visited the undecided swing-states he needed to win in order to hold on to the Presidency.
The UK is falling behind its competitors in research and development investment, putting competitiveness, productivity and jobs at risk. That is the conclusion of a new report from the House of Commons science and technology select committee.
Using examples from co-production practice, the workshop will explore the possibility of innovative public service reform that puts social justice, social networks and capacity building at the heart of service design and delivery.
Liberation Psychology: How we can be a force for transformation rather than conformity, challenge oppression and work alongside peopleTimetable
Explore the theoretical foundations, concepts and evidence behind the, increasingly popular, behavioural insights approach to health behaviour research and policy making. Timetable
An appeal for major changes in how we view and respond to male suicide has been launched today by the charity Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) with the support of the British Psychological Society.
Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
Learn how to present your Expert Witness Testimony to the courts and be prepared to face challenges made by the legal profession. Timetable
Learn how to present your Expert Witness Testimony to the courts and be prepared to face challenges made by the legal profession. Timetable
Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
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