Psychology Chartered

“Working With Clients Who Display Challenging Behaviour Training” Receives Positive Feedback

Posted by Elliot Miller

19th June 2018

On Tuesday 12th June, Psychology Chartered delivered “Working with Clients Who Display Challenging Behaviour” training to 5 brain injury support workers from across the South and South East. The full day training – led by Dr Richard Maddicks (Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist), Paul Walshe (Assistant Psychologist) and Elliot Miller (Assistant Psychologist) – focused on the meaning of challenging behaviour within the More…

Showing Domestic Abuse the ‘Red Card’

Posted by Chloe Nunan

18th June 2018

Even if you’re not a fan of football, you’ll find it impossible to avoid it over the coming month. Everywhere you go people will be talking about the latest game, winner predictions, the best player so far, new anthems and how the referee needs his eyes testing. What you won’t hear so much, is all the More…

Can Playing Chess Improve Cognition?

Posted by Paul

31st May 2018

By Nina Kaminska (Portsmouth College Work Experience Student) A recent meta-analysis, carried out in 2016 by Sala and Gobet, has evaluated the effectiveness of chess instruction. The meta-analysis, including 24 studies and 40 effect sizes, shows that chess does seem to enhance primary and middle school student’s achievement in mathematics and overall cognitive ability- this More…

My Experiences of Finding Employment

Posted by Elliot Miller

24th May 2018

By Nathan Harper I am 20 years old and I live in Portsmouth on the south coast of England.  I live with my Mum and younger brother. I am currently working at Blake Morgan solicitors fortnightly on a Wednesday and here at Psychology Chartered every other Friday. I do most of my work on a More…

Music: What Feeling Sounds Like

Posted by Elliot Miller

21st May 2018

By Chloe Nunan We all know a song that makes us think of a certain time, with certain people; but the best feeling is hearing a new song that makes us instantly feel happy. From the very beginning our brains are wired to understand and process music and although not considered ‘vital’ for survival, many More…

The Great Dieting Paradox: Cravings and Naughtiness

Posted by Elliot Miller

14th May 2018

By Chloe Nunan The diet industry is one of the most thriving industries in the UK, and we spend so much money on dieting, clean eating and healthy living. Over half of British adults attempt to lose weight by controlling calorie intake; however a weight loss journey isn’t as simple as saying no to biscuits More…

World Lupus Day 2018

Posted by Elliot Miller

10th May 2018

By Chloe Nunan May 10th marks World Lupus Day 2018 – a day dedicated to spreading awareness of lupus and initiating change. Lupus is a life changing – and sometimes fatal – disease that calls for a lot of support and understanding towards those affected. It affects a wide range of people, however, around 90% more More…

Action for Brain Injury Week 2018

Posted by Elliot Miller

7th May 2018

By Nina Kaminska Action for Brain Injury (ABI) Week 2018 – organised by the leading brain injury charity, Headway – takes place 14 – 20 May. The aim of the latest campaign – You, me, and brain injury – is to increase understanding of the effects of brain injury. According to a study conducted by More…

Walking the Brain

Posted by Elliot Miller

1st May 2018

By Chloe Nunan 1st May 2018 marks the start of National Walking Month and although not explicitly something we link with psychology, the simple act of walking has complex benefits on our mental wellbeing that many are unaware of. Physical exercise is very good for the human body and more importantly, the brain. If the most common More…

MS Awareness Week 2018

Posted by Elliot Miller

26th April 2018

By Chloe Nunan Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a condition affecting over 100,000 in the UK; it is a neurological condition affecting the nerves that is caused when the immune system is not working properly. With MS there are various different symptoms; most people won’t experience them all and rarely more than a few at any More…