Mental Health

Local authorities across England are not spending enough to prevent mental health problems, a charity has warned.
As the British Army leaves Afghanistan today, it is a time for reflection. Inevitably there will be transitions to be negotiated. Our Wessex Branch’s Annual Military Psychology Conference at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham, will focus on these transitions from the perspective of different stakeholders.
Chartered psychologist Dr Helen Fisher is among the specialists to be honoured with an MQ Fellows Award.
People with depression have poorer intuition, a new study published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology has found.
MindEd, the e-learning portal on young people’s mental health supported by the British Psychological Society, now offers over 260 separate e-learning sessions across seven different curricula.
People who are going through a mental health crisis are often being turned away from health-based places of safety, a healthcare regulator has warned.
More than £2 million is being put towards a major programme designed to encourage people with mental health problems to take up sport.
The social and economic costs of perinatal mental health problems in the UK come to £8.1 billion a year, a new report has revealed.
People often start showing more interest in their less successful and less attractive friends on social media sites when they are in bad mood, according to new
Many service personnel who have committed suicide did so because of traumatic experiences prior to their enlistment, according to a new study.
A new study of almost three million people born in Denmark between 1955 and 2006 has found that almost all mental disorders are more strongly associated with teenage or mothers in their early twenties than with mothers in their late twenties.
Females can be more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease if they display neurotic tendencies, according to a new study.
Talking could be a more effective therapy for social anxiety disorder than medication, according to a new study.
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 development of psychology during and after the First World War was discussed at the annual public 'Stories of Psychology' symposium organised by the BPS History of Psychology Centre (HOPC) at the University of London today.
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 physical challenges associated with recovery from a stroke are well documented however the impact of a stroke on emotion is less well understood.
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.
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