Radicalisation, Terrorism and Mental Health 2019


One day conference

Timings 9:30am-4:30pm
Location 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB
CPD Up to six CPD points subject to peer group approval
Consultants, SAS, advanced trainees£170
Core trainee members, student members, retired members£150
Non Member Rate£190
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Radicalisation, Terrorism and Mental Health 2019

Event Information

We're delighted to announce the launch of this brand new conference, exploring the relationship between radicalisation, terrorism and mental health. Programme highlights include:
  • Dr Adrian James - 'Counter-terrorism - the College's position statement'
  • Lord Alderdice -  'Sacred Values, Devoted Actors and Fusion - what have we learnt from engaging with radicalized individuals and groups?'
  • Professor Jeremy Coid - 'Extremism, Religion and Psychiatric Morbidity'
There will be plenty of opportunities for discussion throughout the day, including a debate on the statement: 'It is not the Psychiatrist’s Role to De-radicalise', chaired by Professor Pamela Taylor. 

Download the full programme


Aims: Of the attacks which the security services have foiled since 2013 “a disproportionate number of them do have mental health issues” Mark Rowley, Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner (National Lead for Counter-terrorism)

  • To understand the Royal College of Psychiatrists Position on Counter-terrorism
  • To understand the evidence around radicalisation, extremism and mental health
  • To understand what to do, when to do it and what strategies might help reduce risk in mental health patients at risk of radicalisation

Learning objectives: 
  • Participants will learn what links there are, if any, between mental health, extremism and radicalisation
  • Participants will learn about practical strategies to recognise and manage patients they meet who are at risk of or who have been radicalised
  • Participants will better understand the complexities of this area and what their role is in managing this complexity 

Who is the course aimed at?
  • Mental health practitioners
Topics to be covered:
  • Evidence base around mental health and links to extremism, radicalisation and terrorism
  • Identifying risk factors for radicalisation in those with mental health problems
  • Practical strategies for managing radicalised people who have mental health problems
  • Role of the mental health practitioner in managing radicalised mental health patients, including the ethical difficulties that might arise 

Methods to be used:
  • Combination of lectures, discussion and debate

You can book online for this conference. 

£170 - standard member rate (consultant members, SAS members and advanced trainee members)

£150 - reduced Rate (core trainee members, student affiliate members and retired members)

£190 - non-member rate

The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.

The Citymapper website/app can help you plan your route within London, giving the best walking, cycling, bus and tube routes available. Use postcode E1 8BB as your destination.

Please note that you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College. Here are the best ways to find them:

You may find a discounted rates available on these hotels using price comparison sites such as Late Rooms and DHR

For information about exhibiting at the event, please contact Isabel.Brinsden@rcpsych.ac.uk

Please read our terms and conditions before booking.

For further information, please contact:

Email: Molly.Baker@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Molly Baker

Contact number: 0203 701 2739

Event Location

Location: 21 Prescot Street, London, E1 8BB