Experts have likened loneliness to a disease that changes the brain. Sadly, these changes often affect people in ways that further isolates them – for example, lonely people are more sensitive to negative facial expressions.
In light of today's report by the BBC showing that some people with psychological problems are having to wait years for therapy, The British Psychological Society calls on the next Welsh Government to make improving access to mental health services their immediate priority.
A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field.
Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes, President of the British Psychological Society, was interviewed in yesterday’s Channel 4 Dispatches programme ‘The Great Benefits Row’.
People with eating disorders are being denied access to recommended psychological treatment that has proven to be effective, the British Psychological Society said today in response to BBC figures that revealed waiting times of up to 182 days in some areas and a total lack of treatment in others.
In the UK, nearly 10,000 young women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and the treatment for many is mastectomy – the surgical removal of one or more of their breasts.
The Division of Health Psychology is a relatively small Division (n=2085) that gives its members excellent value for money in terms of the amount and quality of activities we both engage in, and offer.
Teenagers who interact positively with their family, school and friends are far less likely to smoke, binge drink and use cannabis than peers who fail to identify with these social groups, according to research published this week in the British Journal of Developmental Psychology.
In recent months the BPS, the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, the British Psychoanalytic Council and UK Council for Psychotherapy met with officials from the Government’s new Joint Health and Work Unit to scrutinise Government plans to help jobcentre clients who experience mental ill health.
The idea that prolonged stress is bad for your health is uncontroversial. And few things can be more stressful than receiving a cancer diagnosis and undergoing treatment.
A free BPS event ‘Body image: Psychology in the Pub’ on Monday 22 February (7 to 9pm) will open the Leeds Beckett’s Body Image and Eating Disorders Awareness week in York.
The DCP Faculty for Clinical Health Psychology presents its annual AGM and CPD event, '30 years of HIV: Clinical Interventions to address the Impact on Stigma'
Faculty of Clinical Health Psychology AGM will be held between 12.30 and
Findings from the British Psychological Society and New Savoy staff wellbeing survey for 2015 show that 46 per cent of psychological professionals surveyed report depression and 49.5 per cent report feeling they are a failure. One quarter consider they have a long-term, chronic condition and 70 per cent say they are finding their job stressful.
A versatile approach to group self-discovery and behaviour change; working from practice back to theory
Health psychologists are perplexed by a conundrum. With rates of obesity on the rise, experts have warned that social discrimination towards overweight people will increase.
An opportunity for practitioners to revise, update and enhance their MI communication style to motivate and increase confidence in health behaviour change.
This workshop will challenge the concept of organic personality change through the presentation of research data and new clinical perspectives on intervention
Explore how to bridge the gap between health psychology research and public health impact.
09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends
Recent years have seen a huge increase in the number of children born via IVF and other fertility treatments (in 2011 17,041 babies were born via IVF in the UK).
Being sworn at is an occupational hazard for healthcare workers. Exactly how often does it happen?
A new measurement tool, the Emotional Processing Scale (EPS), developed by researchers at Bournemouth University may help professionals to identify pregnant women who are particularly at risk of postnatal depression.
The British Psychological Society (BPS) has welcomed the Chancellor's announcement, in his Autumn Statement, of £10bn for health – particularly th