Psychology Chartered

Managing The Conundrum of Mental Capacity: Legal And Clinical Perspectives

Posted by Paul

27th April 2017

Managing the Conundrum of Mental Capacity SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday 26th September 10.30am-2pm at Novum Law, 6 Drakes Meadow, Swindon SN3 3LL This interactive session, combining clinical and legal expertise, provides a unique opportunity for Case Managers and Health Care Professionals to deliberate ‘thorny’ practical issues relating to managing capacity issues in the context of More…

Team Leader & Senior Support Worker Mentoring

Posted by Paul

19th April 2017

Managing the day to day running of a care team is no easy task. Ensuring the client is well supported and able to positively access the world around them in a safe and enjoyable manner, whilst it may sound straightforward is often anything but. At Psychology Chartered we recognise the need to provide team leaders More…

Team Leader Event Well Received

Posted by Paul

19th April 2017

Last month saw Psychology Chartered run its first Team Leader Peer Support Event which was well attended from professionals across the South. The session was interactive with attendees asked to participate in a number of case studies and it was great to have so much experience in the room with lots of interesting debate around More…

Why Do People Eat When They Are Not Hungry?

Posted by Paul

19th April 2017

by Tom Hancock, work experience student Eating is essential for survival, but why do we sometimes feel the need to eat when we are not hungry? A recent article in The Guardian says that “67% of men and 57% of women in the UK are overweight or obese”. In this blog, I will look at More…

From Bohemian Rhapsody to Advance Decisions

Posted by Richard Maddicks

19th February 2017

‘A matter of Life & Death: Getting up to Speed on Advance Decisions’. Tuesday March 7th 2017. 6-8pm. 19 South St, Havant. A member of our team recently attended a family funeral, precipitating a coffee break conversation about our wishes for our own funerals. The conversation lurched from flippant to sombre and back again, including More…

Review- Terry Pratchett: Back in Black

Posted by Charlotte

14th February 2017

Many were shocked and saddened by the passing of Terry Pratchett in 2015. A hugely popular author he was famous for writing fantastic and surreal tales in the Discworld novels so when he passed away after a battle with Alzheimer’s many refused to believe that was the end of his story. The programme Terry Pratchett: More…

Do People Change?- Personality shown not to be as stable as first thought

Posted by Charlotte

9th February 2017

Personality has long thought to be a fairly stable construct. Sure, people might change slightly over the course of their life due to circumstance, major life events and the natural process of ageing and maturing but all in all people tend to stay the same. A new piece of research in Psychology and Ageing has found More…

A matter of life & death: Getting up to speed on Advance Decisions

Posted by Richard Maddicks

28th January 2017

  https://youtu.be/X0v6q0mm5pU An Advance Decision is a legally-binding way of influencing future health care, in the event that the person should lose mental capacity to make such choices. An AD allows someone to refuse medical treatments that they would not want and to state the circumstances under which they reject those treatments. People may use More…

Acquired Brain Injury: Managing Challenging behaviour in the Community

Posted by Paul

24th January 2017

Tuesday 28th March, 1-5pm at our offices in Havant. Psychology Chartered are delivering support worker training designed to target the very specific and often challenging aspects of working with adults with an acquired brain injury. This personal development course will improve the support worker’s ability to:- – Identify key considerations when “continually risk assessing” whilst More…