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  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

    Published: 8 May 2017

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. This year’s theme is ‘Surviving or Thriving?’, and explores why too few of us are thriving with good mental health and what we can do about it. Watch our chair, Martin Pollecoff, and chief executive, Janet Weisz, discuss the importance of Mental Health Awareness Week, and of thriving, not … 

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    Leading mental health organisations call for better access to psychological therapies

    Published: 3 May 2017

    UKCP is a member of ‘We Need To Talk’, a coalition of mental health charities, professional organisations, Royal Colleges and service users. Together 20 organisations from this coalition have issued an urgent plea for more access to psychological therapies on the NHS ahead of the General Election on the 8 June 2017. You can find the … 

  • UKCP calls for £1.5bn for mental health

    Published: 25 Apr 2017

    We are campaigning for more high-quality psychotherapies on the NHS. We believe £1.5 billion is urgently needed to provide access to high-quality psychotherapies for an extra million adults and half a million children. We are currently pushing all major parties to adopt this in their manifestos ahead of the upcoming General Election. We are also calling … 

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    UKCP welcomes royal mental health stance but says more needs doing

    Published: 18 Apr 2017

    UKCP welcomes both the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry’s efforts this Easter to reduce the stigma of mental illness – but says much more needs to be done to meet the mental health needs of the nation. Our chair, Martin Pollecoff, says that the Government’s current ‘quick fix’ approach to treating people with mental health problems is … 

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    Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) consultation report

    Published: 3 Apr 2017

    We’re pleased to publish the results from our recent consultation on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). We are committed to resolving grievances raised with us in a more informal way wherever possible. ADR is a mechanism that is less stressful than the formal Complaints and Conduct Process (CCP) and has a higher chance of both parties walking … 

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    2016 UKCP membership survey – the findings

    Published: 23 Mar 2017

    In June 2016 we launched our first full membership survey for five years. We wanted to hear about how important it is for you to be a member of UKCP, what you value about your membership, what you want from it and what you don’t. The findings are now in and we want to take this opportunity … 

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    Budget: no news is bad news for mental health

    Published: 8 Mar 2017

    Today, Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Spring Budget. We are extremely concerned that the budget does not commit to any extra spending for mental health. The Government itself has highlighted the injustice of inadequate access to mental health services. This situation is impossible to address without extra money. Chief executive Janet Weisz said: ‘This budget simply fails to … 

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    UKCP and Psychologies magazine launch new partnership

    Published: 7 Mar 2017

    UKCP has signed a unique deal with Psychologies Magazine to raise the profile of high-quality psychotherapies – and our full clinical members who provide them. This partnership is a new venture for both UKCP and Psychologies. It will run for an initial six-month trial period, which will be extended for a year if successful. For just £20, … 

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    Election for a UKCP Trustee

    Published: 23 Feb 2017

    Please note that nominations for this position are now closed.   Key election dates Date/time  Action  Thursday 23 February 2017 Nominations open  Monday 20 March 2017 (5pm)  Nominations close  21 March – 7 April 2017  Vetting of candidates  Monday 10 April 2017  Candidates are announced and campaigning begins  Friday 5 May 2017  Campaigning closes  Monday 8 May 2017  Voting opens  Tuesday 23 May 2017 (5pm)  Voting closes  Thursday 25 May 2017  Candidates notified of results Friday 26 … 

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    Psychological bodies call for suspension of sanctions system

    Published: 20 Feb 2017

    Leading psychological therapy bodies have today called on the Government to suspend its benefit sanctions system, saying it fails to get people back to work and is damaging people’s mental health. The call came in a joint response to the Government’s consultation, ‘Improving Lives’, from the British Psychological Society, the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, …