Mental Health

A new report suggests that people claiming unemployment benefits are being coerced in to undertaking psychological interventions.
With men now accounting for almost 80 per cent of all suicides and scoring poorly on a whole range of psychological and health indices, there is a pressing need to understand and address the causes of these problems.
New guidelines providing information, guidance and recommendations for people working with those with hoarding difficulties are launched in London today by the British Psychological Society’s (BPS) Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP).
One of the participants in an upsetting series of new interviews says she once stared into the mirror for eleven hours straight.
People who need urgent psychological health care in England are receiving inadequate support, says a report published by the Care Quality Commission (
A pessimistic view of the future may not be the result of depression but the cause of it. That is the conclusion of research by Ann Marie Roepke and Professor Martin Seligman from the University of Pennsylvania published in the British Journal of Clinical Psychology today.
The British Psychological Society’s Presidential team has expres
The government should commission an ‘end-to-end redesign’ of the Work Capability Assessment (WCA) process, says a new briefing paper from the British Psychological Society.
If you sell your soul to heavy metal do you pay for it later in life?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) has many advantages for treating depression.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President of the British Psychological Society, is speaking to our Society’s Wessex Branch in Basingstoke this afternoon (Tuesday 6 June).
A Declaration of Intention to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding between the British Psychological Society and the Russian Psychological Society was signed in St Petersburg on Thursday 28 May 2015.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes is now a member of the NHS England Na
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, has welcomed the publication of Improving England’s Mental Health: The First 100
Psychologists are taking an increasing interest in the way we all speak to ourselves in our heads.
The NHS England Mental Health Taskforce is seeking views from those with lived experience and professional expertise of the sector in an online survey.  
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, cooments following the second earthquake in Nepal::
At the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 the British Psychological Society's Presidential team has called on the government to recognise the impact of war, poverty, social divisions, inequity and the abuse of fundamental human rights on psychological health, and to do all that it can to combat these evils. 
Event Overview and Aims As psychologists the roles we take within acute settings are multi-faceted. Indeed, for many of us the varied nature of the work is what attracted us to the profession in the first place.
A British Medical Journal editorial on serotonin and depression, which made the claim that newer SSRI antidepressants are less effective than older tricyclic drugs, has been met with criticism from psychologists and psychiatrists.
The effectiveness of long-term injectable antipsychotics, preschool-onset depression and self-harm in adolescents are among the subjects under discussion in the May 2015 issue of Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH).
Delegates from the British Psychological Society's 2015 annual conference in Liverpool can attend a post-conference tea party hosted by Madlove at FACT, a media arts centre, on Thursday 7 May from 16:30.
More than 400 psychologists, counsellors and academics have signed an open letter condemning the ‘profoundly disturbing’ psychological implications of the coalition government’s austerity and welfare reform measures.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, is to chair a conference on ‘Mental Health: Achieving Parity of Esteem’ at The Mermaid in London on 27 May.
North East Branch - Faculty of Psychosis & Complex Mental Health
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