Psychologists are taking an increasing interest in the way we all speak to ourselves in our heads.
The NHS England Mental Health Taskforce is seeking views from those with lived experience and professional expertise of the sector in an online survey.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, cooments following the second earthquake in Nepal::
At the beginning of Mental Health Awareness Week 2015 the British Psychological Society's Presidential team has called on the government to recognise the impact of war, poverty, social divisions, inequity and the abuse of fundamental human rights on psychological health, and to do all that it can to combat these evils.
Event Overview and Aims
As psychologists the roles we take within acute settings are multi-faceted. Indeed, for many of us the varied nature of the work is what attracted us to the profession in the first place.
A British Medical Journal editorial on serotonin and depression, which made the claim that newer SSRI antidepressants are less effective than older tricyclic drugs, has been met with criticism from psychologists and psychiatrists.
The effectiveness of long-term injectable antipsychotics, preschool-onset depression and self-harm in adolescents are among the subjects under discussion in the May 2015 issue of Evidence-Based Mental Health (EBMH).
Delegates from the British Psychological Society's 2015 annual conference in Liverpool can attend a post-conference tea party hosted by Madlove at FACT, a media arts centre, on Thursday 7 May from 16:30.
More than 400 psychologists, counsellors and academics have signed an open letter condemning the ‘profoundly disturbing’ psychological implications of the coalition government’s austerity and welfare reform measures.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, is to chair a conference on ‘Mental Health: Achieving Parity of Esteem’ at The Mermaid in London on 27 May.
North East Branch - Faculty of Psychosis & Complex Mental Health
The British Psychological Society is one of a number of organisations that have signed a letter to The Times calling for a radical overhaul of youth mental health services.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President Elect of the British Psychological Society, has been appointed to the taskforce developing NHS England’s new national strategy for mental health.
On his appointment Professor Hacker Hughes said:
MindEd, the e-learning portal on young people’s mental health, celebrates its first anniversary this week. Today the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) has secured an additional £560,000 in funding to build on the work of MindEd to design, develop and deliver an additional suite of online education materials providing information, advice and guidance on children and young people’s mental health specifically tailored to all parents and carers in England.
We're told sitting is the new smoking and that we should consider working at standing desks, or perhaps better still, treadmill desks.
Some of us tend to brood over painful experiences. Others distract themselves, taking on more work, for example, or watching videos.
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.
In this interview David M. Clark, Professor of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford and Honorary Fellow of the British Psychological Society discusses how he has helped increase access to cognitive behavioural therapy for those who need it via Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).
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.