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BPS cited in parliamentary debate on mental health education

09 November 2017

Two MPs cited the British Psychological Society (BPS) in a recent House of Commons debate on mental health education in schools.

Catherine McKinnell, the Labour MP for Newcastle North, said:

"The whole-school and universal approach to mental health is supported by the British Psychological Society."

This is reflected in a recent blog post by Nigel Atter from the BPS Policy Unit, outlining our policy positions and the latest developments surrounding policy on young people's mental health.

Dr Lisa Cameron, the SNP MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow, added:

"I was saying earlier today at a conference on trauma counselling that I think now is a pivotal moment for mental health. We all know, and are in agreement, that something has to be done across the lifespan, and this is our opportunity moment to take that forward."

She added:-

"The British Psychological Society is calling for access to applied psychologists to ensure the full assessment of complex cases."

Dr Lisa Cameron is the Chair of the new All Party Parliamentary Group for Psychology and a member of the BPS.

Our recent briefing papers on children and young people's mental health can be found below:

Children in care and the link with offending.
Children and young people’s mental health - schools and colleges.

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