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Mental Health

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I'll start today with the fact that this may well be one of the last presidential blogs in the current format.

Because, after investing a significant amount of money, effort, and time, the British Psychological Society will soon start to roll out a brand new website.

The new website will be much more engaging and accessible, and is particularly designed to help members of the public to access the work of the society.

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I have to confess a personal interest. In a few days time, my son, like many thousands of others, will be going to university. Distressingly, this means beginning what may well be a lifetime of debt. The psychological consequences are potentially serious.

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As I’m technically on holiday, I’m cheating very slightly this week, with an edited snippet from my book.

I commute to work by car and unfortunately drive for quite long distances on motorways. So my journey to work (like, I suppose, everything else in life) depends on the operation of the laws of physics.

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I thought, last week, that the political world could not get any more turbulent. But events in the South of France, in the USA, in Turkey, and even here in the UK, proved me wrong.

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The British Psychological Society is actively engaged in several important policy issues, but two are particularly contentious. They are technically complex and they are personally challenging.

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Following the recent

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This is a joint post from Professor Peter Kinderman, President Elect, and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

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The Elizabeth Tower, Palace of WestminsterI blogged recently about the Society’s activity at this autumn

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There was a film crew in front of the University of London’s Senate House and rumours that Brad Pitt

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Psychological health and wellbeing have been very much in the news over the last week or so with World Mental Health Week and the

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Professor Jamie Hacker HughesThe British Psychological Society’s Presidential team has expres

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes is now a member of the NHS England Na

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In this interview David M. Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society discusses how he has helped increase access to cognitive behavioural therapy for those who need it via Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).

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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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