An important report has been published on mental health in the workplace, which sets out what employers can do to better support all employees to thrive in work.
‘Thriving at Work: The Stevenson/Farmer review of mental health and employers’ is the result of a review commissioned by the government in January.
The BPC has had a letter from its CEO Gary Fereday published in The Guardian newspaper, making it clear that there is good evidence that psychoanalytically informed therapies help many people and should be more widely available.
Written in response to an article by journalist Susanna Rustin, the full letter states:
An updated memorandum of understanding (MoU) against conversion therapy has been launched today, which makes it clear that conversion therapy in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation (including asexuality) is unethical, potentially harmful and is not supported by evidence.
Conversion therapy is the term for therapy that assumes certain sexual orientations or gender identities are inferior to others, and seeks to change or suppress them on that basis.
In July, NICE announced the publication of its long-awaited revised guideline on the treatment and management of depression in adults, and that it would consult on this guideline until early September. Working with the BPC’s research and evidence base group, and following consultation with a number of eminent clinicians and researchers in the past few months, the BPC has now sent in its consultation response. The BPC, in common with other psychological therapy professional bodies, has long tried to tackle NICE’s recommendations on psychological therapies because they have historically bee