stress

Why do civil engineers spend trillions of dollars building bends into roads when a straight one would do just fine? Why has the number of prescriptions for anti-depressants almost doubled in the past decade? Why do some people perform better under stress? According to...

A charter has been launched to support the wellbeing and resilience of mental health professionals after a survey revealed rising levels of depression, stress, burnout and bullying in the field. The British Psychological Society and New Savoy Partnership research showed...

An independent report by the Mental Health Taskforce, chaired by the Chief Executive of Mind, Paul Farmer, has set out recommendations for mental healthcare in the NHS. In the wake of this report, Prime Minister David Cameron called for greater focus on mental health in...

Stress is the number one work-related health problem with extensive costs to individuals and society - a total of 11.3 million working days were lost to work-related stress in 2013/14, with costs estimated at £92bn. In his well-attended keynote address, Professor Sir Cary...

Many prison officers and workers in secure psychiatric hospitals feel unable to seek help for psychological problems, and the majority feel pressurised to come to work when sick due to fear of repercussions and loyalty to colleagues. Proposed changes to the pensionable age of...

I understand that psychology was not your first career choice.
Correct. I originally studied town and country planning but quickly got interested in psychology. The main driver was that I am an identical twin. In fact, I am a ‘mirror’ twin, where the...

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment – Marcus Aurelius (ad121–180)

The corporate workplace is filled with stress, anxiety, deadlines,...