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[ Vacancies ] [ Profession ] [ Courses ] [ Mailing lists ]
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Links for psychology related jobs vacancies can be found on the Jobs page

Psychology profession

British Psychological Society - the BPS, our esteemed professional body. They have a number of documents relating to clinical psychology that are free to download and well worth reading.

Division of Clinical Psychology (DCP), part of the BPS. The DCP also has an Affiliates Group which represents assistant and trainee psychologists within the BPS.

Association for Child Psychology & Psychiatry (ACPP)

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

PsychMinded - "aims to be the complete psychology, psychiatry and mental health resource offering a range of services"

Psychoweb - for people interested in psychology, particularly undergraduates. Includes discussion forums, chat room, essay help and adverts for experiments.

Amicus (MSF section) - the union which represents Assistants and Trainees in dealing with employers and national NHS bodies.

psychwire.co.uk is aimed mainly at undergraduates, whatever their interest

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Clinical courses

Clearing House for Postgraduate Courses in Clinical Psychology - the CHPCCP co-ordinates applications to most of the courses. Simply follow their easy 3 step procedure!

  1. University of Birmingham
  2. Bristol
  3. Coventry and Warwick
  4. University of East Anglia
  5. University of East London
  6. University of Edinburgh - East of Scotland
  7. University of Exeter
  8. University of Glasgow - West of Scotland
  9. Institute of Psychiatry - King's College London
  10. University of Lancaster
  11. University of Leeds
  12. University of Leicester
  13. University of Liverpool
  14. University of Manchester
  15. University of Newcastle
  16. North Thames - University College London
  17. North Wales - University of Wales, Bangor
  18. Oxford
  19. University of Plymouth
  20. Royal Holloway - University of London
  21. Salomons - South Thames
  22. University of Sheffield
  23. University of Southampton
  24. South Thames - University of Surrey
  25. South Wales
  26. University of Teesside

The following courses have their own application procedures, separate from the main Clearing House route:

Courses in the Republic of Ireland:

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Mailing lists

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Mental health

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health - a charity that influences national policy and practice on mental health service provision.

Mentality - "the first national charity dedicated solely to the promotion of mental health". Affiliated to the SCMH

Rethink - formerly the National Schizophrenia Fellowship, a campaigning charity involving people with severe mental illness and their carers. They have some good stuff on early intervention with psychosis

IRIS - Initiative to Reduce the Impact of Schizophrenia, highlighting the importance of effective early intervention for young people with psychosis.

Mind - the leading mental health charity in England and Wales

Self help materials - produced by psychologists at Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland Mental Health Trust

Calipso - interactive mental health training and self help materials

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Government/NHS intiatives

Draft Mental Health Bill - a controversial draft which has alarmed many (see, for example, Mind's briefing)

National Service Frameworks - including the Mental Health NSF

Department of Health Mental Health pages - useful information on Govt policy, guidance and laws (such as the Mental Health Act 1983)

Sure Start - "aims to improve the health and well-being of families and children before and from birth [particularly those who are disadvantaged], so children are ready to flourish when they go to school"

Connexions - "offers a range of guidance and support for 13 to 19 year olds to help make the transition to adult life a smooth one"

NHS Beacons - identifies "services that have been particularly innovative in meeting specific healthcare needs [and encourages] them to share their experience via a flexible Beacon Programme"

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Sites linking to psyclick.org.uk