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The BPS communications team builds the profile of psychology and psychologists by connecting the media with our expert members from all areas of the society.

Media ethics

Documentaries about people with psychological conditions have done much to increase public understanding.

Production companies working with members of the public, particularly children or those who may be vulnerable due to a mental health issue, should take careful steps to ensure they meet safeguarding requirements.

The BPS has published guidelines for commissioners and producers on ethical considerations relating to psychology, which you can read below, and our Media Ethics Group can further advise on whether a format is appropriate and on important steps to protect participants.

To access this help please email us at [email protected]

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