Mental Health

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Consider broader influences on wellbeing and what this means for best-practice

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A paper published in the British Journal of Psychology has been chosen as one of the six most interesting psychology papers of 2015 by The New Yorker.

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Today’s proposal by the Law Commission to include psychologists in wider tests to assess defendants’ mental fitness when facing criminal charges has been welcomed by BPS President Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes.

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This is a joint post from Professor Peter Kinderman, President Elect, and Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes

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The President of the British Psychological Society says he was encouraged by yesterday’s announcement of more investment in mental health services.

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More than half of prison officers feel pressure to go into work while unwell, with serious implications for their health and the safe running of prisons says research presented today at  the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology annual

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Research presented at the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology's annual conference later this week suggests that it’s not just the volume of emails that causes stress; it’s our well-intentioned habits and our need to feel in control that backfires on us.

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Sir Cary Cooper, a BPS Honorary Fellow, has been elected as the new president of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

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Nominations are open for the 2016 BBC Radio 4 All in the Mind Awards that recognise the work and achievements of people helping those with mental health difficulties.

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The BPS welcomes a debate this week (9 December) in the House of Commons calling for the Government do more to meet its commitment to parity of esteem between mental and physical health.

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President of the British Psychological Society, has welcomed the announcement of a multi-million pound joint mental health pilot scheme for hundreds of schools by Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and NHS England.

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The first history of the profession of clinical psychology in Britain is being launched today at a London conference.

Clinical Psychology in Britain: Historical Perspectives’ is edited by John Hall, David Pilgrim and Graham Turpin, and published by the BPS History of Psychology Centre.

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The British Psychological Society’s Division of Clinical Psychology is beginning its 50th birthday celebrations at its annual conference in London.

The conference is taking place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, London W1, from 2-4 December 2015.

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The British Psychological Society (BPS) has welcomed the Chancellor's announcement, in his Autumn Statement, of £10bn for health – particularly th

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Two of the keynote sessions at the annual conference of our Division of Clinical Psychology have been opened to the general public.

On Wednesday 2 December (17.30-18.30) Paul Farmer, chief executive of Mind will speak on 'Supporting better access to talking therapies – findings from the Mental Health Taskforce'.

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Generally speaking, being in a bad mood isn't just no fun, it also isn't good for you – people who feel negative emotions like anger, anxiety and sadness a lot of the time tend to have poorer social lives and suffer worse physical health

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A parliamentary debate will be held in Westminster Hall today to coincide with International Men’s Day.

It will be the first time MPs have marked International Men’s Day with a debate on issues that are more likely to affect men, such as poor educational attainment, involvement with the criminal justice system and suicide.

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PACT helps couples move towards secure functioning by integrating early attachment theory, arousal regulation and neuroscience into intervention.

A Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) is a new and innovative approach to cou

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Individual psychology does not map automatically onto work with groups or teams: what else do you need to be an effective team practitioner?

Working with teams requires a subtle blend of skills and theoretical understanding.

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A workshop focused on talking about sex with clients: why to, when to & how to? What to assess when not in a sexual health context?

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Engage with national drivers for change in Children and young people’s mental health services

This workshop will consider the various national drivers for change in Children and young people’s mental health services and ho

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A lot has been written about the downward spiral of loneliness.

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Analysis by the mental health charity Mind and the Independent newspaper shows that the numbe

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Changes to mental health services are a ‘leap in the dark’ and are having a negative impact on patient care, says a briefing paper published today by The King’s Fund.

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