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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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Mental illness twice as common among refugees and migrants in detention, compared to those not in detention
Mental illness twice as common among refugees and migrants in detention, compared to those not in detention

Rates for depression, anxiety and PTSD in refugees and migrants in detention are around twice as high as rates for those not in detention, according to a new systematic review published in the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ BJPsych Open.

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17Nov by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021
RCPsych responds to the Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021

Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said: “Record numbers of people are waiting for treatment, yet mental health seems to be at the bottom of the list of government priorities in this spending review."

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27Oct by RCPsych Press Office
1.8m episodes of mental illness as a result of the pandemic
1.8m episodes of mental illness as a result of the pandemic

We're calling for significant investment at this week's spending review to respond to the 1.8m new presentations, recurrences or exacerbations of mental ill health expected as a direct or indirect result of the pandemic until 2023.

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25Oct by RCPsych Press Office
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