Find out how the College supports the Black Lives Matter movement.
The tragic killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police in May 2020 showed just how deeply embedded prejudice and discrimination are in modern society. It was a clarion call to many around the world that urgent action was needed, to promote equality in our organisations, in our nations and across the world.
President Dr Adrian James made clear that diversity and equality would be top priorities for him when he stood in the election to become the RCPsych President at the end of 2019.
The College wants to tackle mental health inequalities by influencing policies, processes and procedure, through enabling and supporting organisational competence frameworks across the College and wider mental health services.Our approach is based on using the NHSE/I Advancing Mental Health Equality resource.
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
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
Black Lives Matter – a post by our Chief Executive
Our Chief Executive, Paul Rees, has written a powerful and moving blog about systemic racism and his own experiences as a black person living and working in the UK.Paul Rees