Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Spring Conference 2021 - Revitalising Psychiatry: Inform, Involve, Innovate and Inspire


Day 1


Day 2

Timings Day 1 1:00pm - 5:30pm, Day 2 09:00am-1:00pm
Location Online event
CPD up to 3 CPD points per day, subject to peer group approval
Non-member Fee£100
Consultant Fee£75
SAS/Higher Trainee/Reduced/Subsidised Fee£55
Core Trainee/Medical Student/Foundation Doctor£35
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Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry Spring Conference 2021 - Revitalising Psychiatry: Inform, Involve, Innovate and Inspire

Event Information

The Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry, is delighted to present the Spring Conference 2021, Revitalising Psychiatry: Inform, Involve, Innovate and Inspire as 2 half-day sessions, on 16 March 2021, 1:00pm to 5:30pm and 17 March 2021, 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The conference has a brilliant line up of speakers, who will elaborate on the latest information in patient-centred care in community transformation, how co-production inspired an entire community in Slough, other latest trends in Psychiatry such as DIALOG+ and how to inspire future generations by involving patients in training in Psychiatry. We have several carer and patient representatives lending their voice in this conference, as we continue this journey of collaboration and transformation from patient to person. There will be a debate on the subject of changing the name of the Faculty, to put an interesting twist to a wholesome line up of sessions in the event. 

Here is a foreword written by Jacquie Jamieson and Kate King for this conference, which sums it all up-

The essence of Person Centred Care - Integrity and Grace:

Working within the Royal College of Psychiatrists over the years has given us both the opportunity to meet and network with many patients, clinicians, carers, survivors, activists, staff members and academics …………….   in a word, people. People, who have the integrity and grace to listen, and the courage to respond. People, who are curious, willing to learn from each other and brave enough to step out of culturally conditioned responses. People, who collectively advocate for therapeutic healing spaces as a more humane response to human distress ………… the Change makers.  

There is a sense that the Royal College is beginning to embrace a more trauma sensitive approach and to embody core values and principles. We are beginning to see the development of authentic co-production, contemplative dialogue and a valuing of the contribution of those who have lived experience of mental health services. We have come a long way and we still have a long way to go.  

This last year has been a difficult one for everyone in healthcare, as well as for those living with mental health challenges, their families and friends. It has shown up the fragility of our services and the dedication of staff – but also, how Person-Centred care can easily be lost. 

This Spring Conference 2021 from the Faculty of General Adult Psychiatry, Revitalising Psychiatry: Inform, Involve, Innovate and Inspire, is an event that gives us a chance to take time out, to take stock and to look forward. 

We invite you to join us, to contribute, to learn, to work together…
Jacquie Jamieson + Kate King, Carer/Patient Lay Representatives, Royal College of Psychiatrists

The line up of speakers for the two half day sessions include:

  • Dr Rahul Bhattacharya, Mental Health Integrated Care Systems, ELFT 
  • Hollie Berrigan, Integrative Counsellor and Consultant Lived Experience Practitioner
  • Dr Lenny Cornwall, Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Trust 
  • Dr Helen Crimlisk, Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Dr Ian Davidson, GIRFT, National Clinical Lead- Crisis and Acute Care
  • Rachel Eborall, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Dr Rex Haigh, Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Raf Hamaizia, Expert by experience, Cygnet Healthcare
  • Dr Ahmed Hankir, IOPPN, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
  • Keir Harding, Occupational Therapist, DBT Therapist
  • Dr Sridevi Kalidindi, GIRFT, National Clinical lead-Mental Health Rehabilitation
  • Ruth Marple, Mother and Carer
  • Richie Morton, Service user and Carer Lead, SLAM 
  • Karen Persaud, Carer Representative, Royal College of Psychiatrists 
  • Veryan Richards, Lay reviewer, Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Simon Rose, Lived Experience Educator, Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Claire Ruiz, Mental Health Transformation for London 
  • David Shiers, Care Representative, Royal College of Psychiatrists

This event is taking place online via Zoom. To take part you will need: 

Access to a reliable internet connection
A PC, laptop, tablet or phone
Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browser or Zoom installed on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone 

Registration for this event closes at 9am on Monday 15th March.

Unique joining links will be emailed to all registered attendees a few days before the event. 

Please note, the joining instructions will be sent to the email address associated with your RCPsych membership account, so please ensure this is up to date.



The conference will take place online using Zoom as a webinar.
Participants will be able view a video of the speaker and alongside any slides.

Participants can also pose questions, where the programme allows, and some speakers may use polling or other interactive features. 

All registered participants will have access to a recording for up to two months after the event. 

Please read our terms and conditions before making your booking.

For further information, please contact:

Email: Emma.George@rcpsych.ac.uk

Contact Name: Emma George

Contact number: 0208 618 4143

Event Location

Location: Online event