Division of Health Psychology Strategic Aims

DHP Core Purpose

  • To promote the advancement and sharing of knowledge of health psychology, pure and applied

DHP Values

We aim to work with:

  • A collaborative stance towards our sibling Divisions, Sections and Branches of the BPS
  • Highest standards of professionalism and ethical behaviour
  • Rigour, fairness, honesty and integrity
  • Transparency

Our Strategic Goals

To support the ongoing advancement of the standards of training in health psychology by:

  • Promoting the different training routes to Stage 2 qualification
  • Working with education providers to promote the value of health psychology training

To identify, and where possible execute ways of supporting and promoting high quality health psychology research, by:

  • Making more use of technology to share our research both with our members, but also to promote our work externally
  • Publishing HPU to share our work with our membership
  • Running an annual DHP conference to share cutting edge research

To support CPD of members at various levels of career and experience, by:

  • Informing members of new developments and changes in contexts in which they work
  • Encouraging and supporting the ability of members to share and develop their knowledge and experience
  • Reviewing and developing opportunities for CPD

To increase the profile and influence of health psychology with the public, policy-makers, healthcare commissioners, employers and other healthcare professionals, by:

  • Developing a portfolio of evidence-based health psychology examples
  • Enhancing and encouraging health psychology-related public engagement work
  • Enhancing existing (and developing new) partnerships to share our expertise and increase our influence nationally and internationally
  • Working collegiately and collaboratively with other Divisions

Our Vision

  • To be the public, authoritative voice of health psychology