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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Blog Zone



Welcome to the Blog Zone.

Following the success of our Overseas Blogs we have opened up our series to include a wider range of general reports, covering topical issues with contributions from psychiatrists, mental health workers and carers.

  • The President's Blog - a day in the life of President, Professor Sue Bailey
  • Overseas Blogs - Members' report on their experiences in working environments new to them
  • Minds on Film Blog - Dr Joyce Almeida explores psychiatric conditions and mental health issues as portrayed in a selection of readily available films.
  • Student Associates Blog - observations about psychiatry from medical students
  • 21 Prescot Street update - charting the refurbishment of the College's new headquarters, located in London E1, near Tower Hill.

We hope you enjoy our latest blogs in the series:


If you would like to contribute to this series, please email an outline of your blog to the Website Manager:

Dr Peter Hughes

RCPsych Blog Editor 


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  Dr Peter Hughes, RCPsych Blog Editor

RCPsych Blog Editor, Dr Peter Hughes, is a consultant psychiatrist based at Springfield University Hospital, London. He has an interest in international psychiatry and has been travelling to Africa over the last five years doing short-term assignments in mental health.




If you would like to contribute to this series, please email an outline of your blog to the Website Manager: