Publishing with a purpose
Policy Press and the Association for Psychosocial Studies
The Association for Psychosocial Studies was formed in 2013 in order to formalize and carry forward the work of developing Psychosocial Studies in the UK. Its objectives are:
a) the advancement of education and research in the field of Psychosocial Studies, and publication of the results of such research,
b) the promotion of the field of Psychosocial Studies as an academic discipline and the dissemination of knowledge concerning Psychosocial Studies,
c) the advancement of education for the public benefit in Psychosocial Studies across different disciplines and educational sectors,
d) to contribute to the advancement of public health and well-being, particularly in relation to mental health.
The APS is a charitable trust and is recognised as a Learned Society by the Academy of Social Sciences.
Policy Press is proud to publish the Journal of Psychosocial Studies, the adopted journal of the Association for Psychosocial Studies. The Journal of Psychosocial Studies publishes papers that bring a psychosocial perspective that might help us understand a range of contemporary social phenomena. This might be work on family life, welfare practices, criminal justice issues, youth work, cultural products (such as film, art and literature). The journal particularly seeks to promote work that is interdisciplinary and considers issues of practice.