Mental Health

The British Psychological Society welcomes Children’s Mental Health Week (8 to 15 February) and the opportunities it provides to highlight the importance of prevention of and early intervention with children experiencing psychological difficulties.
Submissions are now open for the 2016 BPS Cognitive Psychology Section annual conference taking place in Barcelona from the 31 August to the 2 September.
Findings from the British Psychological Society and New Savoy staff wellbeing survey for 2015 show that 46 per cent of psychological professionals surveyed report depression and 49.5 per cent report feeling they are a failure. One quarter consider they have a long-term, chronic condition and 70 per cent say they are finding their job stressful.
The reports on this page have been written with the public in mind.  They provide information on specific psychological conditions.  
One thing anxiety does is to upset your brain's balance between focus and vigilance. Your control over what you pay attention to is sacrificed at the expense of worrisome thoughts and a rapid response to any potential danger.
Working in forensic settings can be extremely challenging, particularly with individuals with personality disorders.
Explore and experience the process of enhancing existing and developing new ways of relating to ourselves
The BPS has been invited to contribute to an event as part of the Houses of Parliament’s centenary commemorations for the First World War.
This workshop will equip participants with greater knowledge how to help people who hear voices and learn from the dialogue they are engaged in.
The campaign launched this week by the NSPCC calling for access to therapy for abused children to be prioritised in the NHS has been welcomed by the British Psychological Society.
A versatile approach to group self-discovery and behaviour change; working from practice back to theory
Engage with national drivers for change in Children and young people’s mental health services
Taking account of the impact of migration on experiences of self and family, this workshop extends current work in placing emphasis on illness, health care and the impact of prior loss on subsequent experiences of loss
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, has expressed his concern at reports of a sudden increase in the number of mental health patients dying unexpectedly in NHS care.
This workshop will help psychologists and others understand the dynamics of secondary trauma and help direct victims, their family, counsellors and other supporters build resilience and the opportunities for post trauma growth. Timetable
This two-day introductory workshop provides a solid introduction to Emotion-focused Therapy. Day 1 introduces emotion theory, assessment and research, and a framework for intervention.
This workshop is about tackling mental distress in community and recovery based approaches. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
This workshop is an introduction to using personal construct psychology (PCP) to elicit, explore, understand and explain the views of children and young people. Timetable
An opportunity for practitioners to revise, update and enhance their MI communication style to motivate and increase confidence in health behaviour change. Timetable
Understanding traumatic loss existentially and using phenomenology in clinical practice to work therapeutically with traumatically bereaved clients. Timetable
The workshop is an intensive one day ‘how to do CBT for OCD’ focused workshop in the use of CBT strategies for Primarily Obsessional ‘Pure O’ subtypes of OCD, with particular focus on those clients presenting with horrific, unwanted and intrusive
Like their clients, practitioners are often up against the habitual, the conditioned and may to a greater or lesser extent be operating from well-developed habits of thinking, some of which may not serve them well in life or work.
The Presence Pyramid offers an experiential approach to build the skill of engagement and connection to build powerful relationships. Timetable
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