Government and Politics

Cutbacks in spending on mental health are ending up costing the NHS more in the long term, a new report from Rethink Mental Illness and the London School o
Protestors including writers and actors gathered outside Pentonville Prison in north London last week to campaign against new legislation that prevents people from sending books to those in jail.
Liberal Democrat MSP Jim Hume has criticised access to treatment for mental health issues in Scotland for being "riddled with inequalities and getting worse".
On World Health Day (7 April) the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) highlighted the role of behaviour in health.
The government is considering bringing in a new law that would make it a punishable offence for parents to inflict emotional cruelty upon their children.
The Crown Prosecution Service has announced that the first UK prosecutions are to take place over female genital mutilation (FGM) next month.
University of Glasgow (UoG) chair of health psychology Professor Rory O'Connor has been awarded status of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
Richard Pemberton, chair of our Division of Clinical Psychology, is one of the signatories of a letter in this morning’s Guardian. 
Cutting the NHS budget allocated to early intervention schemes for young mental health patients is a false economy and could put lives at risk.
This morning the deputy prime minister launched the government’s new mental health action plan. Mental health: Priorities for Change sets out the top 25 areas where it wants to see immediate action to ensure equality for mental health and increase access to the best-possible support and treatment.
A 2007 Foresight Report famously warned that half of the British population could be obese by 2050 if the trend to eat too much and exercise too little continued.
Sentencing guidelines for serious crimes are to be revised for England and Wales during 2014.
The Society has contributed to two consultations issued by NICE recently.
Despite the government's decision earlier this year not to introduce plain cigarette packaging in the UK, a review has been launched that could see it brought in after all.
People whose working hours are not guaranteed each week may be happier than their counterparts on normal contracts, a new
New research has revealed the extent to which new mothers feel ostracised upon their return to the workplace.
The government has announced that it is to bring in a new law that caps the amount payday loan companies can charge their customers.
Gay-to-straight “conversion therapy” was the subject of a Westminster Hall debate last week. The Labour MP Sandra Osborne, who called the debate, said:
The number of educational psychologists in Scotland is reaching a "tipping point", with too few trainees being recruited to replace existing professionals - up to a quarter of whom may retire within the
New unemployment figures could provide a light at the end of the tunnel for UK workers who have feared for their jobs during the economic downturn.
Has the government’s unprecedented investment yielded significant dividends – and if so for whom? Some of the answers to these questions will be provided by BPS Fellow Professor Michael Barkham at this year’s New Savoy Partnership conference.
The emotional impact of a stroke can be just as devastating as the physical effect it has.
The UK needs to significantly increase the number of places available at universities, the Universities Minister has claimed.
A parliamentary debate on access to psychological therapies took place in Westminster Hall this morning. It was called by James Morris, Conservative MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis and the new chair of the all-party parliamentary group on mental health.
It is very difficult to change a person's fundamental political beliefs.
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