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    MIDWEEK MINDSET: Video game addiction classified as a mental health problem

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 20 Jun 2018

    Video game addiction classified as a mental health problem This week the World Health Organisation has classified video game addiction as a mental health condition. According to the Evening Standard the published guidelines describe the disorder as ‘a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behaviour that takes precedence over other life interests and daily activities.’ In order for … 

  • NICE urged not to publish its draft Guideline for Depression in Adults

    Published: 19 Jun 2018

    UKCP has urged NICE not to publish its draft Guideline for Depression in Adults, after the unprecedented second consultation on it closed last week. Responding both individually and together with a diverse umbrella group of mental health organisations, we argued that NICE has used a flawed scientific model in developing this Guideline, which would strip away … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: Dads pose naked to raise awareness of fathers’ mental health

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 18 Jun 2018

    Dads pose naked to raise awareness of fathers' mental health The Dad Network has launched a campaign to raise awareness of father’s mental health and tackle stigma surrounding men’s mental health. Ahead of Father’s Day and International Father’s Mental Health Day the network launched the #FatherFigures campaign to increase knowledge and awareness of mental health in dads, … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: ‘I spent 2 weeks texting a bot about my anxiety — and found it to be surprisingly helpful’

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 15 Jun 2018

    ‘I spent 2 weeks texting a bot about my anxiety — and found it to be surprisingly helpful’ Reporter Erin Brodwin has shared her experiences of using a chatbot to help her with her deal with anxiety. In an article for Business Insider, Brodwin detailed her experiences of using Woebot an artificially intelligent chatbot that uses the … 

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    MIDWEEK MINDSET: NHS using virtual reality to help people affected by Grenfell tragedy

    By Gem Sofianos , Published: 13 Jun 2018

    NHS using virtual reality to help people affected by Grenfell tragedy People affected by the Grenfell Tower fire are being offered virtual reality to help them open up about what happened a year on from the tragedy. Staff from the Central and North West London NHS trust have taken to the streets with VR headsets to … 

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    Talking Therapies – UKCP and Psychologies podcast series

    Published: 12 Jun 2018

    We're proud to launch the first episode in our new podcast series in partnership with Psychologies magazine: Talking Therapies with Psychologies and UKCP. Listen to the first podcast 'Can you heal from infidelity?' here: Each month, Psychologies magazine will also include an article by our Chief Executive, Sarah Niblock, on the same theme. The first podcast and accompanying article ask Can … 

  • MONDAY MINDSET: The world’s only ‘mindful triathlon’ returning to the UK this year

    Published: 11 Jun 2018

    The world’s only ‘mindful triathlon’ returning to the UK this year Wanderlust 108 the world’s only ‘mindful triathlon’ will return to the UK this September. The event will take place in London’s Battersea Park with over 4,000 yogis coming together for a 5K run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation. ‘Wanderlust is the only event that will … 

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    MILLENNIAL MINDSET: England footballer Danny Rose reveals he has had therapy for depression

    Published: 8 Jun 2018

    England footballer Danny Rose reveals he has had therapy for depression Footballer Danny Rose has opened up about his experiences with depression as he gears up for the start of the world cup. In an interview earlier this week, the Independent reports Rose said: ‘It's no secret that I've been through a testing time at Tottenham this … 

  • We want to hear from you – Consultation on a new draft Code of Ethics for UKCP

    Published: 7 Jun 2018

    The UKCP Ethics Committee is producing a new Code of Ethics. Our aim was to begin afresh to ensure there is clarity about the values underpinning the Code, and coherence in its structure and content. The new Code is designed to create a clear, decisive ethos and character for psychotherapy and its practitioners by highlighting the … 

  • MIDWEEK MINDSET: Two in five GP appointments are about mental health

    Published: 6 Jun 2018

    Two in five GP appointments are about mental health Two in five visits to the GP are related to mental health problems, a survey has found. A survey of more than 1,000 GPs has revealed that 40 per cent of their appointments now involve mental health problems, while 66 per cent say the number of patients needing …