Mental Health

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Echoing the call for reform from the British Psychological Society, more than 20,000 people have signed a petition to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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There was a film crew in front of the University of London’s Senate House and rumours that Brad Pitt

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Data released by the mental health charity Mind reveal the scale of sanctions imposed on people with mental health problems being supported by out-of-work disability benefits.

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Professor Shirley Reynolds CPsychol, from the University of Reading, took part in a discussion regarding the modern pressures teenagers face and the effects on their mental health in Radio 4’s All in the Mind last night.

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Psychological health and wellbeing have been very much in the news over the last week or so with World Mental Health Week and the

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To mark the 2015 World Mental Health Day the British Psychological Society is holding two free public lectures in Northern Ireland focusing on this year's theme of 'Dignity in Mental Health'.

The events are organised by the BPS Northern Ireland branch.

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Of the many people with mental health problems who would likely benefit from psychological help, only a fraction actually find themselves face to face with a clinical psychologist or other kind of psychotherapist.

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The British Psychological Society is sponsoring three sessions at the Cheltenham Literature Festival as part of our work to bring insights from evidence-based science to a wider public.

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The European Federation of Psychological Associations (EFPA) has urged all governments and agencies to utilise psychologists and to coordinate efforts across the EU to deal with the refugee crisis.

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The pressure to be cool, look good and own the right stuff is detrimental to many children and teenagers, according to research presented at a symposium last week at a British Psychological Society conference.

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The need to be constantly available and respond 24/7 on social media accounts can cause depression, anxiety and decrease sleep quality for teenagers says a study presented at a British Psychological Society conference in Manchester.

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A multidisciplinary, five-year project which aims to research and explore voice-hearing has received £2.75m from the Wellcome Trust.

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Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, the President of the British Psychological Society, has welcomed the response to a public consultation on the future of mental health services carried out for NHS England’s Mental Health Taskforce.

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DCP East Midlands Branch - Public Meeting 

Join us this Sunday for a public meeting 

The meeting will show a video, 'Clinical Psychology Beyond the Therapy Room', followed by an opportunity for discussion.

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A timely, heart-wrenching journal paper has reported the results of in-depth interviews with seven African refugees or asylum seekers in the UK (aged 26 to 43; one woman), all of whom reported experiencing symptoms of psychosis.

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More psychological support should be available for patients during and following reconstructive treatment says a recent survey of British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS) members.

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Event Information

By the time of the conference it will be nearly a year since the launch of the 'Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia' document, a report published by the DCP and edited by Anne Cooke.

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A special talk to mark World Mental Health Day 2015 - Professor Kamaldeep Bhui

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What is hunger?  What do we mean when we say we're hungry?

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Issues around psychology and employment came to the fore during June, with a report on ‘coercive strategy’ in UK government workfare programmes, a demonstration against the placement of psychologists in job centres, and statements on the topi

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A new report suggests that people claiming unemployment benefits are being coerced in to undertaking psychological interventions.
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With men now accounting for almost 80 per cent of all suicides and scoring poorly on a whole range of psychological and health indices, there is a pressing need to understand and address the causes of these problems.

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