Mental Health

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.
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.
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
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.
Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled.   This workshop is about tackling mental distress in community and recovery based approaches. Timetable
Unfortunately this workshop is cancelled.   This workshop is an introduction to using personal construct psychology (PCP) to elicit, explore, understand and explain the views of children and young people.
An opportunity for practitioners to revise, update and enhance their MI communication style to motivate and increase confidence in health behaviour change. Timetable
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