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We work to secure the best outcomes for people with mental illness, learning difficulties and developmental disorders by promoting excellent mental health services, training outstanding psychiatrists, promoting quality and research, setting standards and being the voice of psychiatry.

President Dr Adrian James

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College shortlisted for international award after online exams success
College shortlisted for international award after online exams success

The transformational impact of the cross-College exams digitisation project has been globally recognised, with the College being shortlisted to win an international e-Assessment Award.

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04May by RCPsych Digital Team
Statement from RCPsych on the death of George Floyd
Statement from RCPsych on the death of George Floyd

Our statement following the recent verdict.

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21Apr by RCPsych Digital Team
Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds
Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds

Children and young people are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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08Apr by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The College issues a statement in response to the Government's report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

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01Apr by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third
Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third

New analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows £26m (37%) in real terms has been cut from youth addiction services in England between 2013/14 and 2019/20.

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28Mar by RCPsych Press Office
Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges
Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges

Access to social prescribing services must be expanded to help tackle the mental health consequences of loneliness and isolation caused by COVID-19, says a new report published by two Medical Royal Colleges.

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18Mar by RCPsych Press Office
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