Health Psychology is alive and kicking in Scotland

Jo and Lucie were delighted to be invited to run a workshop for Division of Health Psychology Scotland postgraduates in Glasgow last week.  After a rather bumpy plane ride from Manchester, we ran a morning workshop on global health psychology, including some of the benefits and challenges to working internationally in low resource settings.  Attended by around 25 postgrads, the workshop discussed the difficulties with healthcare workforce shortage and how understanding the impact of training on practice was crucial to make training more effective and efficient.  The participants joined in enthusiastically, planning studies and consultancy activities that might help Health Partnerships change health worker practice using training.

Following the workshop, we attended the DHP Scotland meeting in the afternoon.  The projects presented were impressive and thorough and the reception they received from the assembled great and good of health psychology in Scotland was warm and challenging.  Health Psychology is certainly thriving north of the border!