Diane Abbott MP visited the award-winning City and Hackney Primary Care Psychotherapy Consultation Service (PCPCS) on 16th May to meet the staff team and find out about its innovative work.
The PCPCS's team is headed by two BPC registrants - Dr Julian Stern and Dr Brian Rock.
Notice in the BPC members section (requires login) for those who use Skype for long distance clients.
Please visit the BPC members area for further information.
We've written a response to an article in The Guardian by Rebecca Cotton, Director of Mental Health Policy for the NHS Confederation's Mental Health Network.
Rebecca's article provides some helpful advice for Simon Stevens, the incoming chief of NHS England, on what he needs to do for mental health.
To see the article please click on: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/mar/26/mental-health-investment-not-cuts-nhs-simon-stevens.
Gay conversion therapy, sometimes known as reparative or ‘gay cure’ therapy, attempts to alter a person’s sexual orientation or reduce attraction to others of the same sex. It often assumes that homosexuality is a mental disorder.
The BPC thinks it is wholly unethical, has no evidence base and can cause a lot of harm to individuals.