Our campaign on NICE depression guidance, a video outlining how to find the right therapist and an exclusive members-only offer were among our most popular articles from 2018.

As we begin 2019, take a look back at the last 12 months and revisit the top stories on the BACP website.

The most-read article of the year on the BACP website was the announcement that the new Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions was to be implemented from July 1. Published in April, it thanked members for their feedback and outlined changes to the text.

An article setting out our response to the Department of Health and Department of Education’s joint green paper on Transforming children and young people’s mental health provision was our second most-read item. 

A members-only offer of a 30 per cent discount off all counselling and psychotherapy books with SAGE Publishing was third on our most-read website articles.

Fourth on the list was an explanation of the Scope of Practice and Education for the counselling and psychotherapy professions (SCoPEd), the collaborative project being jointly undertaken by BACP, BPC and UKCP.  

A video by BBC Stories – Like Minds, which featured BACP governor Myira Khan and looked into how to find a therapist for you, completed the top five most-read articles on our website in 2018.

At six was the news that, following pressure from the mental health sector including BACP, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) will be revisiting the update to its clinical guidance on depression in adults.

An invitation to apply for our 2018 PhD studentships was seventh followed by research by BACP and partners into the challenges faced by schools and school-based mental health professionals.

The announcement that the new online CPD hub was available on subscription for all members was ninth. And the top 10 was completed by research by the BBC which found that NHS England’s Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme (IAPT) has missed targets in 55 of 195 local areas during the first half of the year.