Equality, diversity and inclusion

The College is opposed to all forms of prejudice and believe 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 are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for our existing and future members, associates, affiliates, staff and visitors in all our practices and arrangements. We actively advocate for and support equality of access, experience and outcomes for all College staff, all groups of members and for all mental health patients and carers.

Our equality initiative is jointly chaired by President Adrian James and CEO Paul Rees. We have appointed two Presidential Leads have been appointed Dr Shubulade Smith CBE and Dr Rajesh Mohan to support this work.

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. They are supporting the President to promote race equality and equality, work which will feed into our new equality action plan. They also support our Equality Working Group and represent the College on race equality issues when needed.

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

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