The College is committed to ensuring equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded within all it does, for existing and future members, associates, affiliates, staff and visitors. Here are some of the actions we are doing to deliver on the Colleges Equality Action Plan.
We were delighted to receive the memcom UK membership sector award for best EDI campaign. Find out more about
In January 2021 we joined the Stonewall Diversity Champions Scheme and the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (SWEI). We were pleased to receive the Stonewall Silver Employer award for the SWEI and ranked 134th top employer for our commitment to LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace.
To help understand our LGBTQ+ member experiences, we undertook our first ever LGBTQ+ survey earlier this year. The survey revealed worrying levels of discrimination, with one in two psychiatrists experiencing hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity. Read our LGBTQ+ Research 2022 report here.
We were delighted to be named Charity of the Year at the European Diversity Awards.
The award recognised our commitment and outstanding work in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion, specifically addressing the equalities agenda in healthcare.
Our SIGs lead on key issues within psychiatry and mental health, such as diversity, marginalised groups and sustainability. Each Special Interest Group has a Chair and an Executive Committee:
Women’s SIG – We work to improve the mental health of women, everywhere.
Rainbow SIG – We aim to promote and research the mental health of LGBTQ+ people.
Transcultural (TSIG) – TSIG supports policy and practise to improve the care of socially excluded and marginalised groups where culture is influential in the expression and management of mental distress.
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