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College welcomes important new antidepressants trial
College welcomes important new antidepressants trial

The President of the College, Professor Wendy Burn, has commented on an "interesting and important" new trial of sertraline.

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19Sep by RCPsych Press Office
Meet the candidates running to become the next RCPsych President
Meet the candidates running to become the next RCPsych President
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19Sep by RCPsych Press Office
Better teacher training needed to tackle the increasing numbers of children with mental illness, say RCPsych
Better teacher training needed to tackle the increasing numbers of children with mental illness, say RCPsych

RCPsych call for better teacher training to tackle mental illness in young people

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05Sep by RCPsych Press Office
Children exposed to severe stress during pregnancy ten times more likely to develop personality disorder
Children exposed to severe stress during pregnancy ten times more likely to develop personality disorder

Study highlights why expanding professional support for pregnant women is so vital

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05Sep by RCPsych Press Office
Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych
Record number of drug-related deaths a 'wake-up call' to Government, says RCPsych

RCPsych calls for action in wake of record number of drug deaths

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15Aug by RCPsych Press Office
Target to treat extra 70,000 children with mental health problems met two years early, NHS England say
Target to treat extra 70,000 children with mental health problems met two years early, NHS England say

RCPsych welcomes hitting of target to treat extra 70,000 children and young people with mental health problems a year

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09Aug by Nick Hodgson
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training
Northern Ireland receives funding boost for Perinatal training

Mother and baby services in Northern Ireland are to receive a welcome boost thanks to a commitment to train more professionals in perinatal mental health care.

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07Aug by RCPsych Press Office
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
Perinatal report welcomed by RCPsych in Northern Ireland

The chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Perinatal Faculty in Northern Ireland has endorsed the findings of new research.

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26Jul by RCPsych Press Office
Blueprint for transforming mental health care warmly welcomed by RCPsych
Blueprint for transforming mental health care warmly welcomed by RCPsych

NHS Mental Health Implementation Framework warmly welcomed by RCPsych

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25Jul by Nick Hodgson
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