Mental Health

The application of science and creativity to improve the lives of children, young people and their families is the theme for the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology’s CYPF 2014 annual conference taking place from the 30 September to 1 October in Peterborough.
Services for the UK's veterans and their families are “patchy and poorly coordinated,” Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes from Anglia Ruskin University will tell a conference today.
People who take the bus or train to work could be happier than their counterparts who go by car, new research has discovered.
Employees who are suffering from depression might find it easier to manage their condition if they continue going to work rather than taking sick leave, according to new
A marital break-up can have a particularly big effect on children in higher income families, a new study has found.
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).
Critiques of the "disease-model" of mental illness are commonplace, says Peter Kinderman in a guest post on our Research Digest blog.
The British Psychological Society is a member of the We Need to Talk Coalition. This group of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service providers campaigns for people with mental health problems.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the increase in access to evidence-based psychological therapies over the past five years which has been supported by all three main political parties. However, there is still a long way to go.
The British Psychological Society welcomes the report from the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, emphasising the need for mental health to be seen as being just as important as physical health.
At the British Science Festival today, a team of researchers, led by Professor Marc Jones from Staffordshire University, is explaining why natural environments may have a positive effects on our health and well-being.
British Muslim women who wear the hijab could benefit from a more positive body image than those who do not, according to research published in the British Journal of Psy
The century-old Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London has been renamed to reflect its growing remit in the field of research excellence and education.
Tuesday 4 November 2014 SWALEC Arena, Cardiff, CF11 9XR This is a free event and open to all.
As many as three-quarters of cancer patients with depression are not receiving treatment for their mental health problems, despite research that suggests an integrated treatment programme could improve their quality of life, according to new
The label 'schizophrenic' is loaded with connotations. For many, its utterance provokes thoughts of madness, of violence and oddity.
The development of psychology during the First World War will be discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the British Psychological Society’s History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London on Wednesday 8 October 2014.
The British Psychological Society welcomed the recent announcement by Norman Lamb, minister of state for care and support, to form a taskforce a
Older people could improve their cognitive functions if they regularly engage in hatha yoga, according to a new study.
A letter signed by the British Psychological Society President, Professor Dorothy Miell, sharing concerns raised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) about reductions in overall funding for mental health services and differences in access to treatments has been published in today's Guardian. 
Playtime can have a positive effect on the emotional wellbeing of children, a report has concluded.
A person who is suffering from depression might experience a further blow to their self-confidence if they consider themselves to be afflicted by a mental illness.
Obese and overweight people are at a higher risk of acquiring 10 of the most common cancers. Roughly 12,000 cancer cases per year can be blamed on obesity says a study published in The Lancet.
An accreditation programme used to assure and improve the quality of psychological therapies services in the UK has been set up.
Psychosis & Complex Mental Health Faculty (PCMH) AGM Conference Building on last year’s successful gathering of allies, we are taking the process a step forward with an opportunity to engage with the challenge of embed
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