Call for Papers

In their aim to disseminate innovative research and best practices in mental health and mental health blogging, Psychreg and GetPsyched host the 1st Mental Health Bloggers Conference (MHBC 2018), to be held in Rainham in the London Borough of Havering on 17th December 2018.

The theme of the MHBC 2018 is: ‘The use of blogs in mental health: Applications, ethics, and practice’.

MHBC 2018 is an interdisciplinary event that brings together scholars and practitioners from a range of backgrounds (e.g., public health, government and public policy, psychology, medicine, sociology, allied health professions, education, sports and exercise science, social sciences, media studies, counselling, and the lay public) to consider research, policy, rhetoric, and practice within the overarching theme of mental health.

It is our hope that through collective efforts, we can arm ourselves with essential information so that as psychologists, counsellors, and educators we will be better able to maximise the opportunities for change and improvement as they are presented.

We are seeking submissions for paper presentations that meet the following criteria:

  • Offers relevant perspectives on the application of psychology, counselling and educational principles to contemporary challenges of the 21st century;
  • Hinged on a robust and richly-described empirical study (qualitative, quantitative or both), or those that incorporate rigorous theoretical analysis;
  • Presents diverse disciplinary perspectives, methodological and theoretical approaches from within the scope of mental health

Fields that might be covered include, but are not limited to: applied psychology, clinical psychology, counselling, educational psychology, mental health, organisational psychology, psychometrics, social psychology, special education, sports psychology, etc.

We welcome direct submissions of original research within the scope of the theme of the conference. Submissions may present new research, critical theory, or best practice and could highlight practical lessons learned from experience in different settings, or countries.

Research abstract of around 250 words should be sent in Word format to Dennis Relojo,

All submissions should follow the APA Style Guide and use British English spelling. Please use standard British English spelling of words such as ‘centre’ or ‘behaviour’. Where British English has alternative spellings of words such as ‘recognize’/‘recognise’, please use the ‘s’ form, e.g., ‘recognise’.

The conference proceedings will be published in a special issue of Psychreg Journal of Psychology. For your pre-submission queries, email

Deadline for submissions is on 15 November 2018.