Healing the healers

Posted on March 15, 2016

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The problem was revealed in the BPS (Britisch Psychological Society) and New Savoy staff well-being survey for 2015, where 46 per cent of the psychological therapists and psychologists surveyed reported experiencing depressed mood and 70 per cent said they found their job stressful.

The BPS, in conjunction with partner organisations, is now setting up a coordinated strategy to take forward the recommendations from a consultation with key stakeholders.

This will include the formation of a collaborative learning network to identify examples of good practice and support local champions and wellbeing initiatives. The BPS will also work alongside existing accreditation structures (including APPTS, the BPS's joint psychological therapies services accreditation programme with the Royal College of Psychiatrists) to monitor and enhance workforce wellbeing and resilience.

Category(s):Other, Workplace Issues

Source material from British Psychological Society (BPS)

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