Mental Health

The wealth of mental health expertise and knowledge in communities throughout the UK needs to be better nurtured.
Has the government’s unprecedented investment yielded significant dividends – and if so for whom? Some of the answers to these questions will be provided by BPS Fellow Professor Michael Barkham at this year’s New Savoy Partnership conference.
In 2010 more people died by suicide than were killed in war, by murder, or in natural disasters.
Chronic stress and poverty experienced in childhood can harm an adult's capacity to regulate emotions, new research has suggested.
Teacher-led group therapy sessions can be helpful in preventing mental health issues in teenagers, new research has suggested.
Children and young people who experience racism may endure poor mental health, depression and anxiety as a consequence, new research has indicated.
More research is needed regarding the mental health problems experienced by children in the UK.
Ill-judged commentary on poor mental health often makes it sound like biological causes are somehow more fundamental and important than social or psychological factors. This is the allure of reductionism.
At a time when one in seven people in Scotland are prescribed antidepressants, an NHS clinical psychologist has called for a rethink in the way mental health issues are dealt with in the country, ahead of the introduction of the Scottish governmen
A parliamentary debate on access to psychological therapies took place in Westminster Hall this morning. It was called by James Morris, Conservative MP for Halesowen and Rowley Regis and the new chair of the all-party parliamentary group on mental health.
A new research report paints a stark picture of the risks of victimisation to people with mental health problems in the community, and the barriers they face in getting the support and help they need.
People with serious mental illness can be helped in their transition to independent living through comprehensive community-based mental health programmes.
NICE - the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - has published a new quality standard on depression in children and young people.
Together with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), we are hosting a fringe event at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester today.
A lack of parental warmth can have a long-lasting impact on children - from both an emotional and physical perspective.
People who are struggling with debt may be at greater risk of suffering from mental health issues.
We support MindEd – a programme that will provide electronic learning materials covering the breadth of children and young people’s mental health for both the healthcare and non-healthcare workforces.
People in the UK who suffer from depression could benefit from collaborative care, new research has suggested.
A rise in suicide rates in Europe and the Americas may be linked to the global economic crisis.
Through the our partnership with Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of forensic mental health services
Carers of family members who have suffered a stroke experience life-enrichment and positive personal growth once they have overcome the shock of their relative’s illness
Well-being programmes organised by employers should focus on mental health, it has been suggested.
There's an ethical consensus in medicine that it's wrong to give patients with physical illness false hope. But what about patients with mental health problems? Might the provision of unrealistic optimism be a vital part of their treatment?
Mentally unwell people should not be detained in police cells when mental health units are unable to take them in.
Yelling at adolescent children could prove detrimental to their well-being in the long-term.
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