Local Interest Groups (LIG)
The MHPN aims to provide an opportunity for people with an interest in Health Psychology to share their activities, learning and questions, and to foster mutual support from others within the network. As part of this strategy the MHPN is encouraging the development of Local Interest Groups (LIGs).
A local interest group can take many forms and we are happy for the coordinators of the groups to be innovative in their approach to running them. The one key principle being that they support the opportunity for people to come together and engage in discussion or activity related to the discipline of Health Psychology.
Want to find a LIG near you? Have a look below for details of our current groups and how to contact the coordinators.
Interested in starting an LIG in your local area?
Download the MHPN LIG starter information here
and get in touch - we would love to support you!
CASE STUDY: COVENTRY LIG
Coventry University is a well-established Local Interest Group who meet monthly at Coventry University to discuss and debate ‘hot topics’ that are current and relevant within the media. Informal meetings are arranged and chaired by the LIG lead and discussed by all who attend in an inclusive and friendly environment. The topics are drawn from a Health Psychology perspective and the emphasis is upon sharing ideas, perspectives and research that is relevant to the debate.
The group members have shared ideas, perspectives, resources and developed skills and knowledge relevant to Health Psychology. The group has also enabled friendship groups and networks to emerge.
The latest topics and meetings have focused on topics such as the Childhood Obesity Strategy and incentivising health behaviour.
Kayleigh Kwah and Nikki Holliday run the group. Nikki has agreed to offer support to new groups starting up - you can find her contact details below.