The College has prioritised the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion and celebrates key events relating to its four key focus areas of race, sex, sexuality and disability.
On this important day, we are taking this opportunity to share inspirational stories of those living with a disability, overcoming adversity and breaking down barriers – with a particular focus on disabilities that are not visible, in keeping with this year’s theme
- a webinar discussion on Neurodiversity chaired by Dr Conor Davidson, RCPsych Autism Champion with speakers Verity Westgate talking about Autism and perinatal mental health and Dr Tahleel Javed, with insights on how to support people from a neurodivergent population (see video below)
- an interview with core trainee Anuya Bandecar (see video below)
- a blog post by Dr Elohor Ijete: The hidden world of non-visible disabilities. Elohor is currently completing FY3 year in forensic psychiatry and the main carer of her mother (Dr Onikepe Ijete) who is a psychiatrist and who has a physical disability (see video below for an interview that we did with Onikepe last year).
Neurodiversity webinar chaired by Dr Conor Davidson
Interview with Anuya Bandecar
See the links below to further information relating to intellectual disability and neurodevelopmental disorders that may be of interest.
- BJPsych Advances podcast: Genetic investigations pathway for people with intellectual disability, autism and/or epilepsy
- BJPsych 2021 Themed Issue on Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Interview with Dr Onikepe Ijete
Our commitment to accessibility
The College is committed to taking action to ensure it creates an environment for members, staff and the public that is accessible as possible.
The recent refurbishment of the London headquarters includes enhanced accessibility and recognising of diversity. This includes hearing loops for hearing impaired who may be attending on-site events and full wheelchair access.