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University of Glasgow (UoG) chair of health psychology Professor Rory O'Connor has been awarded status of Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS).
MindEd, a new website to give adults the knowledge and confidence to identify and understand children and young people with mental health problems, launches today at a Westminster conference.
The Society’s accreditation process is open to all UK education providers and covers both provision that is delivered in the UK, and courses that are primarily or entirely outside of the UK.
A new system for accreditation of psychological therapy services is being developed in partnership between the British Psychological Society and The Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych).
The second fortnightly Psychology FM broadcast goes out on the Manchester radio station ALL FM on Wednesday 19 February at 11am and will look at neuropsychology.
The role cognitive and behavioural psychologists play in the race to crack the world’s most complex system, the human mind, will be explored in a fully booked Science Museum event today, Wednesday 12 March, at the Dana Centre in London.
Our Scottish Branch - Meur Albannach in Gaelic - is holding its Annual General Meeting and a scientific meeting at the Surgeons’ Hall, Edinburgh, on Friday 14 February. The day will also see the AGMs of the Scottish branches of two Society Divisions.
The British Psychological Society has grants of £1500-£3000 available to support any of our Member Networks to convene a symposium at an international conference.
The British Psychological Society 2013 Public Engagement and Media Award has been given to Chartered Psychologist and BPS Fellow Professor Bruce Hood from the University of Bristol. 
Mental Health Europe (MHE) has launched a new website to showcase its work and achievements. The organisation’s mission is to uphold the mental health and well-being of all citizens, from all minority groups and from the whole of Europe.
Throughout the year the British Psychological Society supports, partners or attends events that are led by other organisations.   This article details some of those this year but is not exhaustive. Follow BPS Official on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with the latest Society events. 
A new National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA), aimed at reducing the number of suicides in England and improving support for those affected by suicide, has been launched.
Professor Graham Towl from Durham University has been appointed as a registrant member of the Council of the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
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A series of radio programmes designed to fight the marginalisation of people with learning disabilities and an exhibition of multisensory illusions at the Edinburgh Camera Obscura are two of the projects to be supported by public engagement grants from the British Psychological Society this year.
Sport and exercise psychologists will meet to discuss the latest research and promote key issues at the British Psychological Society’s Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology annual conference at The Midland in Manchester over the next two days (16 to 17 December).
The Society has contributed to two consultations issued by NICE recently.
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) and the British Psychological Society's Division of Sport & Exercise Psychology (DSEP) have announced a new partnership designed to boost the provision of ps
The Academy of Social Sciences is to host a one-day conference in early 2014 in which delegates will be able to explore the development of common ethics principles for social sci
Psychology is a science in its own right, but it can also contribute to our understanding of the scientific process in general.
Gay-to-straight “conversion therapy” was the subject of a Westminster Hall debate last week. The Labour MP Sandra Osborne, who called the debate, said:
The inaugural Psychology4Graduates event takes place today at Regent’s College Conference Centre in London. This sell-out event will highlight the career opportunities available to psychology graduates, with a focus on the routes to becoming a Chartered Psychologist, in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
The Society’s 2014 Learning and CPD Directory is now available. The Directory includes CPD events from all the Society’s Divisions and Branches, as well as our always-popular workshops on supervision skills, working as an expert witness and private practice. 
To mark the start of the academic year we are giving away the latest edition of an attractive psychology textbook for the next 11 working days. It’s nearly a year since we launched PsychSource, the online gateway to BPS journals, books and other key psychology literature.
Professor Tim Dalgleish, leader of the Cognition Emotion and Mental Health Programme at the Medical Research Council’s Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge, is to receive the 2013 Presidents’ Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psyc
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