Mental Health

How systematically practicing recovering memories can help alleviate symptoms of depression is one of the topics featured in a new series of BPS audio interviews with prominent psychologists.
Researchers from the University of Liverpool have published a study in a BPS Journal highlighting the effectiveness of using positive memories and images to help generate positive emotions.
A new report from the recently formed Accreditation Programme for Psychological Therapies Services (APPTS) describes service users’ experiences of therapy as ‘particularly positive’ and recommends various improvement to services.
In light of today's report by the BBC showing that some people with psychological problems are having to wait years for therapy, The British Psychological Society calls on the next Welsh Government to make improving access to mental health services their immediate priority.
A US-based clinical psychologist has published an extraordinary essay in which he claims to have experienced 17 bouts of mania or 'mood elevation' between 1997 and 2015 without any intervening instances of depression.
A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, was interviewed in yesterday’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘The Great Benefits Row’.
Psychiatrists, psychologists, service users and academics came together at Leeds Trinity University in March 2016 for the first joint conference of the History and Philosophy of Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society and the UK Cr
If you try tickling yourself on your inner forearm or neck you will probably find it does not work.
Children who develop good sleep habits by age five do better at school according to a study published in the British Journal of Educational Psychology.
The British Psychological Society is pleased to be the major sponsor of the  Making the Case for the Social Sciences report on dementia that was launched this week at a House of Commons seminar.
New research has shown an alarming rise in the use of anti-depressant drugs among children says the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
Monday 23rd May 2016 - Tuesday 24th May 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
The British Psychological Society's Psychology of Women Section welcomes this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with its particular focus on gender parity.
In recent months the BPS, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and UK Council for Psychotherapy met with officials from the Government’s new Joint Health and Work Unit to scrutinise Government plans to help jobcentre clients who experience mental ill health.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) denounces the reported proposal by the Indonesian Psychiatric Association to classify lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender sexual and gender identities (LGBT) as mental illnesses.
Dr Amanda Wood, a Chartered Psychologist, has been awarded funding to visit the USA to research the provision of psychological support for military families, both serving and beyond, and in particular children.
A review of the impact of economic recovery on health inequalities in Scotland calls for measures to mitigate any ill-effects of social security reforms through service provision to be maintained and strengthened.
A free BPS event ‘Body image: Psychology in the Pub’ on Monday 22 February (7 to 9pm) will open the Leeds Beckett’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness week in York.
The NHS in England today has committed itself to a transformation of mental health care, pledging to help more than a million extra people and invest more than £1bn a year by 2020/21.
The British Psychological Society is promoting action to deal with low morale, stress and depression among mental health professionals. The problem was revealed in the BPS and New Savoy staff wellbeing survey for 2015.
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.
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