Mental Health

The government has announced a five-year plan for a complete overhaul of mental health services for children and young people in England. The announcement follows a review of services by a government taskforce, which found that many young people are not able to access the help they need.
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the call by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Mental Health for an end to the ‘institutional bias’ against mental health in the NHS.
Psychotherapy works for most people, but there's a sizeable group for whom it's ineffective, or worse still, harmful.
To help people who perform non-lethal self-harm, such as cutting and burning themselves, we need a better understanding of the thoughts and feelings that contribute to them resorting to this behaviour.
This week – 16-22 February 2015 – is Britain’s first Children’s Mental Health Week, organised by the charity Place2B.
February saw psychology research associate and psychosis expert Dr Eleanor Longden (Liverpool University) invited to attend the Deputy Prime Minister’s Mental Health Heroes Awards at Whitehall.
‘One World Connected’, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance’s (NSPA’s) 2015 suicide prevention conferenc
People are more likely to process information in an analytical way if they are in a negative mood, a new study has found.
Madlove, a new participatory installation created by artist the vacuum cleaner (Jamie Leadbitter) and supported by a British Psychological Society public engagement grant, opens to the public on 5 March at FACT in Liverpool as part of their Group Therapy: Mental Distress in a Digital Age exhibition.
Nearly four workers in ten would not let their boss know if they were suffering with a mental health problem, a new
Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, will both be speaking at our Wessex Branch’s Fourth Annual Military Conference.
Smartphone applications have a role to play in preventing recovering alcoholics from relapsing.That is the conclusion of a review on interventions in treating alcoholism written by Gerhard Andersson, Linköping University, and published in the journal Evidence-Based Mental Health.
Eczema can have psychological as well as physical consequences for sufferers, a new study has found.
Nick Clegg, the deputy prime minister, has today called for the National Health Service to commit itself to a new ambition for zero suicides.
The Department of Health has issued a revised code of practice for the Mental Health Act 1983 to ensure that all patients receive high quality and saf
The mood swings of people with bipolar disorder are influenced by their thoughts according to researchers.
Some mental health workers find it difficult to recognise their own burnout and even when they do they struggle to admit it to others says a study presented today at the British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in Glasgow.
Employees who are suffering from burnout are more likely to make spontaneous and irrational decisions.
High quality me-time not only improves your psychological wellbeing it can also make you a more engaged employee.
Employees using various technological devices to stay 'switched on' for work outside of office hours may face detrimental effects to their wellbeing and private life says a study presented today at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology annual conference in Glasgow.
People working in prisons and in secure hospitals in the UK may be at considerable risk of work-related stress, exhaustion and depression says a study presented today at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology conference in Glasgow. 
Children with autism can become more assertive if they have grown up with pets in the home, suggests a new study.
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