North West of England Branch

Psychs in the City 

 What is it?

‘Psychs in the City’ is a free networking event organised by the North West of England Branch of the British Psychological Society primarily for BPS members, Psychologists, Psychotherapist and other mental health professionals; but is also open for members of the general public. No need to register, just turn up.

Where is it?

The majority of our events typically take place at the Deansgate Waterstones in Manchester City Centre. However, we also run events in Liverpool and are looking to expand to other locations in the North West.

What time is it at?

PitC events are held in the evening, usually between 6.30pm and 8.30pm.  The talks typically last between 45 minutes and an hour, with time for questions and discussion.  We then hope you will stay around for the refreshments and networking.

Are there refreshments?

Yes!  We are currently providing food and drinks at the PitC events.  We hope that this will encourage people to stay around after the talk – to chat, network and discuss what they have just heard.

When is the next one?

Keep an eye out for announcements on this website, as well at the BPS North West Twitter and Facebook pages.

Can I be a speaker?

Yes!  We’d be delighted to hear from you.  The more interesting and thought-provoking the subject, the better.  Just get in touch via this website or come and see us at an upcoming event.

Previous talks

Here’s a sample of the subjects and speakers at recent Psychs in the City events:

April 2015 – Transpersonal Psychology. Awakening Experiences: When Awareness Expands and Intensifies.  Dr. Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University.

February 2015 - The Divided Self: How a Better Understanding of the Human Mind Could Transform Society. Professor Geoff Beattie, Department of Psychology, Edge Hill University.

December 2014 – Psychological well-being at work: Live longer and perform better. Ivan Robertson, Robertson Cooper Ltd, Leeds University Business School and Manchester University Visiting Professor.

June 2014 – Easy Now: An evening of effortless mindfulness and exploration of the underlying brain science. Tim Duerden, University of Salford and Integrated Mindfulness.

April 2014 – Measuring Human Traits: “The answer my friend is blowin’ in the wind”. David McIllroy, Liverpool John Moores University.

February 2014 – A New Year, A New You! Using Health Psychology to Turn New Years’ Resolutions into Results. Lloyd Gemson MSc, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.