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
Our Presidential Leads for Race and Equality are Dr Shubulade Smith CBE and Dr Rajesh Mohan.
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Celutions talks on Black History Month
"Black mental health has always been important, but if there’s a time to pay it some attention – the time is now."Celine Erorh
Reflecting on Black Lives Matter and celebrating the new Association of Black Psychiatrists
Dr Mosun Fapohunda speaks of the momentous events of this year and how they have affected black people and BAME communities in general.Dr Mosun Fapohunda
South Asian History Month: Professor Dinesh Bhugra
Former RCPsych President Professor Dinesh Bhugra reflects as our inaugural South Asian History Month draws to a close.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Dr Raghunandan Gaind
Dr Raghunandan Gaind, Past-President and current Vice-President of the Indian Medical Association GB, and Patron of the Amritsar Doctors and Dentists Association, writes for South Asian History Month.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Dr Ananta Dave
Dr Ananta Dave, Medical Director and Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust writes on the theme of dualism and of expressing yourself in the ...RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Dr Afzal Javed
Dr Afzal Javed, President-Elect of the World Psychiatric Association shares his professional journey in psychiatry.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Dr Santosh Mudholkar
As part of our blog series celebrating the College’s first South Asian History Month, we spoke to Dr Santosh Mudholkar. Dr Santosh is a Fellow here at the College, who ...RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Dr Ananta Dave
Professor Dinesh Bhugra and Dr Ananta Dave talk about their heritage, how they chose psychiatry and the importance of cultural awareness.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Registrar Trudi Seneviratne
In our fourth blog for South Asian History Month, RCPsych Registrar Dr Trudi Seneviratne OBE discusses becoming a psychiatrist and the people that helped shape her career.Dr Trudi Seneviratne
South Asian History Month: An interview with actress, filmmaker and psychiatrist Dr Parvinder Shergill
As part of our blog series celebrating the College’s first South Asian History Month, Dr Parvinder Shergill reflects on her multi-faceted career spanning psychiatry, speaking and film-making.RCPsych Digital Team
South Asian History Month: Beans on Toast or Palak Paneer?
To celebrate the College's inaugural South Asian History Month, Dr Shahid Latif writes on the contributions of South Asian doctors to the NHS.Dr Shahid Latif
Let's address systemic racism
One of our new leads for race equality sends her love to the NHS on its 72nd birthday, with a heartfelt wish to address systemic racism.Dr Lade Smith