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

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Faculty Conference

Faculties of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry & General Adult Psychiatry annual conference


A Lifespan approach

6 & 7 October 2016, Birmingham


15th Annual Child & Adolescent Psychiatry National Trainee Conference 

The Developing Child: programme and registration information.

21 October 2016, Birmingham



Draft position statement: Defining a health based place of safety for young people under age 18 years


FR CAP 02: Physical health of children and adolescents: what specialist child and adolescent psychiatrists need to know and do


FR CAP 01: Survey of in-patient admissions for children and young people with mental health problems


CR195 When to see a child and adolescent psychiatrist


CR198 Guidance for the use of audio-visual recording in child psychiatric practice


RCPSYCH & Tribunals Judiciary A Guide to Mental Health Tribunals for Young People



Faculty Newsletter:

Summer 2016

World Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Association Journal

June 2016




18-22 September 2016

Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Effective interventions for children & young people

24 November 2016, Leeds


The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network

The RCPsych Paediatric Liaison Network is an international group of child and adolescent psychiatrists who work with paediatric staff. We discuss clinical and non-clinical issues, particularly policy and the promotion of mental health in paediatric practice. We meet in conferences in various UK locations twice a year.  If you are interested in joining, contact the group c/o Stella Galea, committee manager.


The Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS) Based within the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI), CAPSS assists clinicians and researchers in ascertaining nationally cases of rare childhood mental health conditions. 



Child in Mind Podcast

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families launches a series of expert podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems. One episode per month will be released, and each episode will be hosted on both the Anna Freud National Centre's iTunes podcast channel (click subscribe to listen) and Soundcloud account.



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