Psychologists Against Austerity Scotland are a new group – formed in 2015 – who aim to promote and explore in Scotland the ideas of Psychologists Against Austerity.
UK-wide, Psychologists Against Austerity (PAA) aim to raise awareness of the devastating effects of low-welfare ideology on individuals and society, and to make the case that a more socially aware, psychologically informed understanding would be better for every single one of us. The case is outlined in the PAA Briefing Paper.
Over the past year, PAA Scotland have announced our arrival via a letter in the Scottish national press; established meetings in Glasgow and Edinburgh; participated in awareness/protest events (with a set of very fetching T-shirts!); begun forging links with partner agencies; cemented our links with PAA in London; produced a series of lobbying postcards; run a successful pub quiz; and continued to share and discuss ideas. We are perhaps not yet at the stage where we can organise regular meetings and regular events – we are dependent on the involvement of willing volunteers, and time is not always on our side! But we are continuing to grow, and we look forward to embracing new opportunities to engage.
Details of new events, meetings and more will be posted here. Follow us on Twitter to keep in touch. If you are interested in finding out more about us, look for us on Facebook or drop us an e-mail – we’ll reply as soon as we can.