Equality, diversity and inclusion

The College is opposed to all forms of prejudice and believes that everyone should be treated fairly regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We know that discrimination and prejudice are inherently wrong and can lead to profound distress and unhappiness, which negatively affect mental wellbeing.

We're committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for all existing and potential members, associates, affiliates, staff and visitors in all our practices and arrangements. We also actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion to improve the access, experience and outcome for mental health patients and carers.

Our four priority areas

The work the College is doing to tackle systemic racism and promote race equality and equality falls within the scope of President Dr Adrian James’s four key priority areas: 

  • equality and diversity 
  • parity of esteem 
  • workforce wellbeing 
  • sustainability. 

Our Presidential Leads for Race and Equality are Dr Shubulade Smith CBE and Dr Rajesh Mohan.

For more information please email equality@rcpsych.ac.uk.

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