Division of Health Psychology

Division of Health Psychology Scotland

The Division of Health Psychology (DHP) Scotland, the Scottish Branch of the Division of Health Psychology, is here to represent and support its members, and to generally promote health psychology in Scotland. DHP Scotland held its first Annual General Meeting on 25th February 2004. Since then we have held annual meetings, where we have welcomed a range of speakers on many aspects of health and health psychology from across the UK. All DHP members living in Scotland automatically become members of DHP Scotland.

The Committee includes members from across Scotland, and includes health psychologists working in the NHS and in academia. We also have postgraduate representatives on the Committee and any students studying health psychology at postgraduate level are encouraged to make contact and to attend our meetings. We also hold special events for Postgraduates each year. The committee meets 4 times a year. Click here for contact details of the DHP Scotland Committee.

One of our major successes has been developing NHS funded, 2 years full-time Stage 2 training posts for health psychologists, working on the Scottish Government's health improvement targets, which started in January 2008. Details of this scheme can be found here. This programme is unique in the UK, and as far as we know, worldwide!

Our overarching aim is to contribute to improving health, health-care and illness outcomes in Scotland, using psychological theories, methods and evidence.

We work with the DHP (UK) to provide support to Health Psychologists and promote Health Psychology in Scotland.

If you have a general enquiry about Health Psychology in Scotland, please email [email protected] (this will go to the DHP Scotland Chair, Secretary and Treasurer).