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Promoting Excellence In Psychological Health & Wellbeing

Promoting psychological practice in physical healthcare

30 Nov 18

Read more about our project which focuses on the need to join up physical and mental health

Mental health and physical health are interconnected, yet they are often still treated separately in health care systems. Integrating the two by embedding talking therapies and psychologically informed practice into physical health care improves patient outcomes and recovery, and optimises coping and functioning.

Through this project, we aim to promote the value of psychological professionals working in physical health by looking at good practice examples, and promoting the evidence on the impact of providing psychological interventions and evidence-based practice in people with physical health conditions.

This project also aims to explore a potential need for training physical health professionals in the impact of psychological issues and mental health on physical health conditions, and vice versa, and enabling the early detection of psychological and mental health issues, etc.