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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

Topic: Integrating body and mind in women's mental health


Women in Psychiatry Special Interest Group

The Women and Mental Health SIG has established an annual prize for the best project conducted by medical undergraduates, psychiatry trainees and new consultants (male or female). The work can be based on literature review, research, or audit but needs to comply with the regulations below.

Prize: £250

Frequency: Annually

Eligible: Applications must be from medical undergraduates, psychiatry trainees, new consultants within 3 years of first consultant post and presented at the Women and Mental Health SIG Autumn conference.

Where presented: WMHSIG Spring meeting.



Applications may be from medical undergraduates, trainees in Psychiatry in a recognised unit in the UK or Ireland, non-career grade staff doctors or within three years of appointment as a consultant psychiatrist.

Notice of the Prize will be given annually in the Women and Mental Health SIG newsletter, with a deadline for submission to the Chair each year. Candidates should prepare a summary of their project (max length 2000 words including a structured abstract).

Entries will be short-listed to a maximum of four by two members of the Women and Mental Health SIG Executive and one independent assessor from the College. The prize winner will present their paper at the Women and Mental Health SIG meeting and will be judged by three Executive members. The subject matter should be in the form of a research, a review or an essay on the subject.


Closing date: 31st July 2014


Submissions to:

Submissions should be made to the Vice-Chair, Dr Carol Henshaw, of the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group in electronic version c/o Sue Duncan at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (



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