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  • UKCP daily news digest: Ford launches campaign to ‘break the silence on mental health’

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 5 Apr 2018

    Hello – it's Gem Sofianos with your daily round up of mental health stories. Top Story: Ford partners with Time to Change to ‘break the silence on mental health’ The UK arm of Ford has teamed up with Time to Change to launch a national awareness campaign to encourage people to speak more openly about mental health. The campaign … 

  • UKCP daily news digest: Channel 4 asks is there enough mental health support for black men?

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 4 Apr 2018

    Good Morning – its Gem Sofianos with today’s mental health stories you shouldn’t miss. Top Story: Is there enough mental health support for black men? According to research black adult men are 10 times more likely to be diagnosed with a psychotic disorder and black people are 4 times more likely to be detained under the Mental … 

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    UKCP daily news digest: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson opens up about his experiences with depression  

    By By Gem Sofianos , Published: 3 Apr 2018

    Hello – its Gem Sofianos and welcome to our new daily news digest outlining the top mental health stories you shouldn’t miss. Top story: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson opens up about his experiences with depression   Actor and former wrestler Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has opened up about his struggles with depression and is urging men to … 

  • SECTOR NEWS: High cost credit having ‘destructive effect on mental wellbeing’

    Published: 26 Mar 2018

    Payday loans have been named as the ‘unhealthiest’ form of credit available in the UK, in a report launched last week. A report by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) reveals how the growing high cost credit sector ‘is having a destructive effect on mental wellbeing’ and is affecting the lives of some of society’s … 

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    FEATURE: In conversation with Vanessa McHardy

    Published: 16 Mar 2018

    Following on from our response to the children and young people's green paper, we spoke to UKCP member Vanessa McHardy about her experience of working with children and their mental health in schools. This is an excellent example of one of the ways psychotherapeutic experts can work in partnership with parents, carers, schools and communities to help … 

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    International Women’s Day 2018

    Published: 8 Mar 2018

    To mark International Women's Day 2018, we spoke to two of our registrants about their work with women: Nasima Khanom and Erene Hadjiioannou. Nasima Khanom Nasima Khanom is a systemic/family psychotherapist and member of the UKCP Board of Trustees. She is also a London Association of Family Therapy committee member and founding Chair of the Islamic Psychology Professional Association. UKCP Chief … 

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    BACP, BPC and UKCP respond to the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Green Paper

    Published: 5 Mar 2018

    The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) have welcomed Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Mental Health Provision:  A Green Paper, however raise serious concerns about its ambition and its ability to deliver the support needed for our children and young … 

  • Eating disorders awareness

    Published: 26 Feb 2018

    It is believed that approximately 1.25 million people in the UK have an eating disorder, and around 11 per cent of those affected are men. Recent reports have also shown that eating disorder admissions have almost doubled in the last six years, the highest levels in almost a decade. Figures obtained by the Guardian from NHS digital … 

  • Mental issues can’t be cured with drugs alone warns UKCP Chair

    Published: 22 Feb 2018

    UKCP Chair and integrative psychotherapist Martin Pollecoff,  welcomed the findings of a major study which has found that commonly used antidepressants are effective in the short-term treatment of depression, but reiterated the need for talking therapies along-side medication. He said: ‘They taught me in the NHS - there are two kinds of illness. Acute and chronic. Mental … 

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    Professional Standards Authority reaccredits UKCP

    Published: 21 Feb 2018

    We are pleased to confirm that the UK Council for Psychotherapy has once again been reaccredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This is the second year that we have been reaccredited without any instructions or learning points, meaning that the Authority is satisfied that we continue to meet their high standards. The Authority is a regulatory body …