psychology

National Personality Disorder website

This website provides information, resources and learning opportunities on Personality Disorder (PD) as well as supporting the development of the National PD Programme. This programme covers the development of policy, services, workforce (training and education) and research initiatives to better meet the needs of people with Personality disorder (s) in England.

Understanding Resilience

The objective of this learning object is to understand the concept of ‘resilience’ and the value of ‘protective factors’ in planning to support vulnerable children. This resource contains information on risk, research evidence, protective factors and the ecological model as well as resilient children and protective environments.

The British Psychological Society

This resource is the British Psychological Society's website. With over 40,000 members, the British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychologists and psychology in the UK.

The BPS has three key aims, which are to encourage the development of psychology as a scientific discipline and an applied profession; to raise standards of training and practice in the application of psychology and to raise public awareness of psychology and increase the influence of psychological practice in society.

Making us count : identifying and improving mental health support for young people with learning disabilities : report summary

This resource is a brief summary of the research programme and report 'Making us count' by the Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities. The research centred on four projects, covering a wide range of young people. The starting point for all the projects was the young people themselves – their thoughts, their feelings and their views.

Investigating Crime using the British Crime Survey

This resource uses the study of crime in society to show how existing data sources can be utilised, and as such, this project is relevant to a range of social science disciplines, such as sociology, politics, psychology and media studies. The project is also relevant to citizenship studies. The resources can be used for A level syllabi but are also highly applicable for undergraduate and postgraduate learning.

Understanding addiction and dependency

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This Mind factsheet looks at understanding addiction and dependency. It also provides references for further reading and a list of useful organisations.

Legal support for Black patients : part II

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This is the second of a two part review of legal support for patients under the Mental Health Act. The first part of the review looked at the role of the solicitor in the representation of patients detained under the existing Mental Health Act 1983. This second part looks at the implications of the proposed new Mental Health Act on legal support of the patient. This resource appeared in the Mind publication 'Diverse Minds' magazine.

Confusion, depression or dementia? : The need for comprehensive assessment

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This factsheet is about the different causes of confusion and dementia, and the states of mental and emotional distress that can be mistaken for dementia. It is intended for carers, professionals, students, and anyone with an interest in dementia and related conditions. This factsheet does not give comprehensive information on mental and emotional distress in older people.

How to restrain your violent impulses

Mind is a leading mental health charity in England and Wales and has produced information on many areas of mental health. This booklet looks at why men or women behave violently. It explains how people can learn to express their anger safely, and where to get help. It also offers advice to those who may be a target.

Life stories

This resource is one of the units on the Open University's OpenLearn website, which provides free and open educational resources for learners and educators around the world. This unit examines life stories. It looks at the way in which objects, trends, cultures or disabilities may contribute to a person's identity. This unit also considers the contribution that our own life stories make to who we are, and how remembering and revisiting our past may help us to move forward with our lives.