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    UKCP warns that far too few people in need have access to psychological therapies

    Published: 10 Oct 2016

    Following the publication by NHS Digital of the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey - Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing, England, the country’s leading psychotherapy body, the UK Council for Psychotherapy warns that too few people in need have access to psychological therapy. The survey shows that one in five women and one in eight men had … 

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    We Need to Talk Wales: New coalition calls for better access to psychological therapies

    Published: 4 Oct 2016

    UKCP is part of a new coalition, formed of mental health charities, professional organisations and service providers in Wales, calling for patients there to receive better access to psychological therapies. While recognising and welcoming recent Welsh Government investment in this area, the ‘We Need to Talk (Wales)’ coalition is concerned that too many people are still … 

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    UKCP welcomes extra mental health funding, but more is needed

    Published: 27 Sep 2016

    NHS England announced it will be providing £25 million extra funding for NHS organisations across England to improve mental health services for children and young people. The funds will be allocated to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to accelerate plans for improving mental health services for children and young people, contributing to reduced waiting times for treatment, … 

  • UKCP backs independent inquiry into child mental health services following teenager death

    Published: 22 Sep 2016

    UKCP has backed calls for an urgent independent review of mental health services for children and young people following a coroner’s ruling on the death of a 15-year-old boy at a mental health unit. Christopher Brennan died after being found unconscious at Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London in August 2014. He had a history of … 

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    UKCP Chair Martin Pollecoff is going on the road

    Published: 25 Aug 2016

    I want to hear what you have to say and to tell you about the work I have planned in my role as Chair.  

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    The future of psychotherapy: science, politics and best practice

    Published: 23 Aug 2016

    This conference has now sold out You can register your place on the waiting list here. Date:    Saturday 11 March 2017 Time:    09:00 - 16:30, with a drinks reception until 18:30 Venue:  Regent's University London, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, London NW1 4NS Keynote speakers and panellists Iain McGilchrist, former clinical director of the Maudsley hospital and author of The Master and … 

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    UKCP part of ‘Mental health plea’ letter to The Times

    Published: 18 Jul 2016

    UKCP is among 16 signatories of a letter published in The Times today. The letter calls on Theresa May and her Government to prioritise mental health. If you have a digital subscription to The Times, you can access the letter here. Otherwise the text is below. Mental Health Plea Sir, As leading representatives for the mental health sector, we … 

  • NHS England, medical and psychological professionals speak out against gay conversion therapy

    Published: 14 Jan 2015

    Lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) people seeking therapy will be better protected from harmful ‘gay cures’ following commitments made today by NHS England, and leading medical and psychological professional groups. Gay conversion therapy (sometimes referred to as ‘gay cure’ or ‘reparative’ therapy) is the umbrella term for a type of talking therapy which attempts to change …