Welcome from BPS CEO

Welcome to ECP 2023

The British Psychological Society's
Chief Executive Sarb Bajwa

We’re extremely excited

All of us at the British Psychological Society can’t wait to welcome our friends and colleagues from across Europe to the beautiful seaside city of Brighton for the 18th European Congress of Psychology in 2023.

We’re extremely excited to be hosting this event, and for the opportunity to get together in the UK after such a long period of disruption and disappointment, with big events like this so often cancelled or postponed.

The European Congress provides an opportunity for us to learn from each other, and to bring together the research, knowledge and innovation that is unique to each country on our continent.

Psychology is a truly global science which has the power to unite communities around solutions to the biggest problems facing us right now. As one, we can build a fairer and more sustainable society, but we can only do it through sharing our expertise.

We’ll have lots more news and announcements coming up between now and July 2023, so keep an eye out – we hope to see you by the shore for four exciting days of sun, sea, sand and psychology.


BPS gives evidence to Holyrood’s inquiry into the health and wellbeing of young people

BPS member Heather Connolly told the Scottish Parliament’s Health, Social Care and Sport Committee that exhaustion is preventing her mental health colleagues from providing a holistic service for children.

Award-winning mental health service is a “game-changer”, say psychologists

22 December 2021

As a model, it is not one you would typically find in a paediatric setting and does not duplicate existing services”, according to Professor Shafran, a clinical psychologist and one of the principal investigators of the research project evaluating the service. 

Project exploring impact of people’s living spaces on their mental wellbeing urges

22 December 2021

But we could also refer to other services within and outside the hospital for other difficulties such as support with adjustments to coping with the diagnosis of a chronic illness,” said Dr Bennett. 

Psychology can be the driving force to unite.

Get ready for sun, sea, sand and psychology at the ECP 2023 in Brighton!