Equality, diversity and inclusion
We are 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're 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 our staff, our members and for all mental health patients and carers.
We're also proud of our Equality Champions – members who help engage in local initiatives to promote equality and equity and to help deliver the College’s Equality Action Plan.
Our equality initiative is jointly chaired by our President, Adrian James and our CEO, Paul Rees. Two Presidential Leads, Dr Shubulade Smith CBE and Dr Rajesh Mohan, have been appointed to support this work.
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Recent blog posts
See our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion blog page for a list of all posts along with tools to filter posts by category.
World Autism Acceptance Week 2023 – new developments
Autism Champion Dr Conor Davidson updates us about the latest work the Royal College of Psychiatrists is doing on autism.Dr Conor Davidson
IWD 2023: Embracing equity, promoting excellence
Dr Ananta Dave discusses the collective soul searching on this years' International Women’s Day.Dr Ananta Dave
IWD 2023: Consider the impact you can make for women
Dr Fabida Aria discusses the journey that womankind has been on, and how far we need to go still.Dr Fabida Aria
The hidden world of non-visible disabilities
For International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022, we invited Dr Elohor Ijete, currently completing FY3 year in forensic psychiatry, to write about non-visible disabilities.Dr Elohor Ijete
Celebrating Black history month 2022 – Dr Mona-Lisa Kwentoh
As part of this year's Black History Month, Lisa Kwentoh reflects on how to define her contributions to both psychiatry and society.Mona-Lisa Kwentoh
Black History Month 2022 – Reflections from RCPsych Chief Executive Paul Rees
The College’s Chief Executive, Paul Rees, speaks about the shocking discrimination his father experienced in the 1960s and 1970s and what he thinks of society now.Paul Rees MBE
Black History Month 2022: reflections from Dr Oluwatomilola Olagunju
For this year's Black History Month, Dr Oluwatomilola Olagunju gives his thoughts on the necessity of a diverse workforce within psychiatry.
Autism in clinical practice: two great challenges
Our Autism Champion Dr Conor Davidson speaks about the two great challenges facing psychiatrists in the field of adult autism.Dr Conor Davidson