We believe that as applied psychologists in the UK it is our public and professional duty to be speaking out against the further implementation of austerity policies. From professional experience and our knowledge of empirical psychological evidence, we know that cuts have been toxic for people’s wellbeing and mental health.
Recent (Dec 2015) scientific evidence continues to demonstrate links between austerity policies and the nation’s worsening mental health and increasing mental health inequalities.
Responding to this, this campaign aims to mobilise psychologists and psychological knowledge to make a case against further austerity policies.
Read here about the five ‘Austerity Ailments’ we have identified, based on robust and long standing psychological evidence:
Read the evidence in full in our briefing paper
If you are a psychologist, it is really important that we are not just talking amongst ourselves. For this campaign to have an impact we must raise these issues with our local and national policy-makers as well as with the wider public. So share your professional concerns with your local and national representatives either by email, telephone or ideally face to face and write to your local and national press.
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