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

Prizes and bursaries

Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group Prize


Women in Psychiatry Special Interest GroupWomen and Mental Health Special Interest Group (WIPSIG) offers a prize to a trainee in psychiatry (male or female), non-career grade or a consultant in his or her first three years of service for an original presentation on a mental health issue for women at the Spring Meeting of the Group.

Prize: £250

Frequency: Annually

Eligible: Applications must be from trainees in psychiatry in a recognised unit in the UK or Ireland, non-career grade staff or within 3 years of appointment as a consultant.

Where presented: WMHSIG Spring meeting.



I.  Notice of the Prize will be given annually in the WMHSIG autumn newsletter, with a deadline for submission to the Chair of 31 December in the preceding year. Candidates should prepare a summary of their project (maximum length 2000 words including a structured abstract). Entries will be short listed to a maximum of four by 2 members of the WIPSIG Executive and one independent assessor from the College.


II.  The short listed candidates will present their paper at the spring meeting and will be judged by three WIPSIG Executive members.

III.  The subject matter will be in the form of either research, a review or an essay on the subject.

IV.  No Prize will be awarded if it is judged that no presentation reaches a sufficient standard.


Submissions to:

Chair, Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group, The Royal College of Psychiatrists

c/o Sue Duncan


All submissions must be submitted in both electronic and paper versions prior to the Group’s spring meeting.


Sue Duncan  - Tel: 0207 235 2351 Ext 6130


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