The College is the professional and educational body for
psychiatrists in the United Kingdom.
- set standards and promote excellence in
psychiatry and mental healthcare
- lead, represent and support
- work with patients, carers and their
We set standards and promote excellence in psychiatry and
We’re committed to improving the understanding of psychiatry and
We want there to be a greater understanding of the interaction
between mental and physical health and the social and cultural
context in which people live.
The College is at the forefront in setting and achieving the
highest standards through education, training and research.
We lead the way in developing excellence and promoting best
practice in mental health services. We promote research and publish
the results in our world-class psychiatric journals.
We lead, represent and support psychiatrists
The College actively promotes psychiatry as a career.
College structures are robust and provide dedicated support to
our members and associates.
Nationally and internationally, the College has a vital role in
representing the expertise of the psychiatric profession to
governments and other agencies.
This is key to promoting best practice in mental health.
We work with patients, carers and their organisations
We collaborate with key players in the mental health field and
are champions for improvements in the quality of mental healthcare
throughout all sectors of society.
Public education is at the heart of our activities and is an
essential component of our website.
As well as running its membership examination (MRCPsych), the
College organises scientific and clinical conferences and lectures
and continuing professional development activities.
The College publishes books, reports and educational material
for professionals and the general public.
It also publishes the British
Journal of Psychiatry, BJPsych
Advances and BJPsych
International, all of which are now available online.