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

Press releases 2012

12 December 2012 National Audit of Schizophrenia: “We can improve care for people living with this illness”
11 December 2012 Radio show explores depression in older people
03 December 2012 People with Mental Illness are under treated for common medical conditions
15 November 2012 RCPsych Award Winners 2012
14 November 2012 Schizophrenia Commission
13 November 2012 MP Guide
13 November 2012 NHS Commissioning Mandate
29 October 2012 Statement on Secretary of State’s announcement on emergency changes to Mental Health Act legislation
25 October 2012 European study - Caregivers generally satisfied with care of relatives involuntary admitted to hospital
11 October 2012 Increased risk of mental illness among children with depressed mothers who have co-occurring problems
09 October 2012 Joint call for parity of esteem on World Mental Health Day
05 October 2012 A new Mental Health Discharge Summary
03 October 2012 Examining the link between smoking and schizophrenia
03 October 2012 An ‘epidemic within an epidemic’ – the physical health needs of young people with severe mental illness
20 September 2012 Uncertainty over Fukushima nuclear accident had high psychological impact on British nationals
20 September 2012 New guide underpins effective medical care for drug and alcohol users
14 September 2012 Leading mental health organisations welcome MP vote to scrap outdated, discriminatory laws
11 September 2012 Leading mental health organisations urge MPs to scrap outdated, discriminatory laws
10 September 2012 ‘Preventing suicide in England’, a new cross-government strategy
29 August 2012 Film launched to raise awareness of mental health discrimination
09 August 2012 New study suggests ADHD affects 3% of over-60s
09 August 2012 New study shows effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
31 July 2012 U Can Cope - World Suicide Prevention Day 2012 Campaign
31 July 2012 New information leaflet for people in distress
26 July 2012 Smokers with ADHD ‘at greater risk of substance misuse’
26 July 2012 College responds to Children & Young People Health Outcomes Forum report
24 July 2012 College responds to Mental Health Strategy Implementation Framework
19 July 2012 College responds to the Health Select Committee's report on the Government's Alcohol Strategy
17 July 2012 Parliamentary mental health group voices concerns about new NHS
12 July 2012 Vitamin D supplements ‘have no effect’ on depressive symptoms
12 July 2012 Genetic testing could be a ‘revolution’ in psychiatric care
11 July 2012 New guidance to improve mental health outcomes for victims of violence
11 July 2012 A positive attitude is the secret to a happy old age, says American psychiatrist
27 June 2012 New practice standards for young people with drug and alcohol problems
27 June 2012 People with bipolar wait an average of 13 years for diagnosis
25 June 2012 College responds to publication of interim Winterbourne review
18 June 2012 College welcomes LSE report on mental illness
15 June 2012 Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes mental health debate and Bill to tackle mental health discrimination
14 June 2012 College responds to Equal Civil Marriage consultation
14 June 2012 Fit teenagers less likely to suffer from depression as adults
12 June 2012 Parliament to debate mental health
01 June 2012 People with serious mental illness ‘at greater risk of death during hot weather’
28 May 2012 Feeling stressed? New mental health information leaflet for Muslims
24 May 2012 Childhood attention problems a risk factor for socio-economic disadvantage
24 May 2012 Psychiatrists call for Northern Ireland Executive to follow Scottish lead on minimum price for alcohol
21 May 2012 New website to help clinicians integrate physical and mental healthcare
03 May 2012 National addictions conference comes to Wales for first time
01 May 2012 Specialist assessment and care needed for older people who self-harm
12 April 2012 Hearing voices could be a marker for serious mental illness in adolescents
29 March 2012 Healthcare community agree on principles for working together to improve patient health
26 March 2012 College welcomes increased dementia investment
23 March 2012 College responds to Government Alcohol Strategy
21 March 2012 Mental health organisations welcome Government’s decision to retain mental health amendment in Health and Social Care Bill
21 March 2012 College responds to Budget 2012
05 March 2012 College encouraged by alcohol pricing reports
01 March 2012 New information leaflet for people ‘feeling on the edge’
09 February 2012 College welcomes Lords vote for mental health
07 February 2012 College welcomes first ever Children's Forum
06 February 2012 Four new guides to improve mental health commissioning
01 February 2012 Psychiatric drugs ‘as effective as other drugs’
01 February 2012 College clarifies its position on the Health and Social Care Bill
30 January 2012 RCPsych supports Medfest again in 2012


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