The goal of health psychology is to study the psychological processes underlying health, illness and health care, and to apply these findings to the promotion and maintenance of health, the analysis and improvement of the health care system and health policy formation, the prevention of illness and disability, and the enhancement of outcomes for those who are ill or disabled.
Covid 19Show content
The Society regularly undertakes both internal and external consulations designed to facilitate collaboration and to source expert contributions from our members.
- Read more about the details of all consultations (both those currently active and those which have been completed)
Who can contribute to Consultations?
Anyone! Provided you are a member of the Society, and have some knowledge or experience that is relevant to a Consultation Topic, then your views are valid. Even just a few brief comments can be useful.
How can I get involved?
If you would like to be involved in a current Consultation, please look out for consultation calls via DHP Announcement emails, the BPS website, DHP twitter page or LinkedIn group.
Directors of Public HealthShow content
This leaflet outlines how Health Psychologists improve the public's health through expertise in public health and behaviour change, and explains where Directors can find a Health Psychologist.
GPs and Public Health PractitionersShow content
This leaflet outlines the role of a Health Psychologist and how they can help in primary care and community settings.
Health psychology in applied settingsShow content
This leaflet explains how Health Psychologists can help members of the public, what sort of work they can do, and how to find out more information about them.
This leaflet explains the role of a Health Psychologist for employees, the variety of work Health Psychologists do, and what training a Health Psychologists undertakes.
This leaflet explains for employers what a Health Psychologist is and where they work, how Health Psychologists can help to meet targets and policy initiatives, and the essential qualifications of a Health Psychologist.
This leaflet explains what a Health Psychologist is and does, and gives guidance for anyone considering a career as a Health Psychologist.