We produce a series of free webinars to support members and trainees.
The webinars cover many different topics of general interest. Many older webinars offer a solution-focused approach to the COVID-19 pandemic.
View our FAQs page for more information on how to join the webinars.
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Catch up with all of our free webinars for members. Webinars from the current year are available below. An archive of older webinars from previous years is also available.
Self-harm and suicidal thoughts are associated with considerable distress, disability and mortality. There are many factors underlying their development, requiring a compassionate, personalised response to care and treatment.
Yet there are ongoing examples in the UK where the response to suicidal thoughts or behaviour is not compassion, but criminalisation. Beyond arresting a person ‘for their own protection’ while suicidal, this includes the use of bail conditions, community protection notices, antisocial behaviour orders and prosecution for alleged offences related to being suicidal.
In this free webinar, the speakers described what is known about the benefits and harms of criminal sanctions as a response to self-harm and suicidality in the UK in the 21st Century, including an account of direct lived experience of this practice, and the clinical and ethical duties of psychiatrists when encountering such a scenario.
- Dr Adrian James (co-chair)
- Marsha McAdam (co-chair)
- Alex Thomson
- Em McAllister
- Louis Appleby
- Sarah Skett
The Clinical Impact Awards – which are overseen by the Advisory Committee on Clinical Impact Awards – reward consultants or academic GPs in England and Wales who deliver national impact above the expectations of their job role or other paid work.
This webinar will cover the application process and advice on how to write a successful application.
- Dr Trudi Seneviratne
- Professor Nav Ahluwalia
- Dr Kate Lovett
- Professor Ashok Roy
For further information on how to submit an application for a Clinical Impact Award please visit our web page.
- the Psychiatrist Support Service (PSS)
- Mentoring and Coaching networks
- and the Peer Support group for doctors affected by patient suicide.
We hope to create a space that encourages all members at any stage of their career to reach out for support and develop reflective spaces as part of a regular practice for their own stress prevention and postvention.
We know that during the Pandemic, Domestic abuse has been the Shadow Pandemic. Domestic Abuse isn’t always physical. Coercive control is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.
This controlling behaviour is designed to make a person dependent by isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence and regulating their everyday behaviour. Coercive control creates invisible chains and a sense of fear that pervades all elements of a victim’s life and it impacts on their mental health. This is however frequently not recognised or understood and the webinar is to help us increase our understanding.
- Setting scene/context - by Dr Beena Rajkumar
- Responding to coercive control - by Dr Philippa Greenfield and Jessie See
- Introducing Professor Monckton Smith - Dr Claire Wilson
- Stages of Coercion and Control - by Dr Jane Monckton-Smith
- Q+A from the audience - facilitated by Dr Violeta Perez
This webinar explored the themes of exclusion culture in psychiatry and rehumanising psychiatry discussed in Chloe Beale’s BJPsych Bulletin article Magical thinking and moral injury: exclusion culture in psychiatry.
Joining author Chloe Beale was Debbie Frances and RCPsych Dean Subodh Dave. Bulletin Editor-in-Chief Norman Poole chaired the session. The webinar also provided the opportunity for free-flowing discussion.Watch the webinar
The webinar tied in with the current 'NHS commitment to carers' and NHS Peoples plan.
This was followed by a Q&A.
- Professor Wendy Burn CBE, Past President, RCPsych UK
- Professor Christina Mangurian Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity, UCSF Department of Psychiatry, USA
Dr Raka Maitra ST5 CAMHS and Complex caring responsibilities lead of WMHSIG, RCPsych
The teams in our College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) department have produced a wide range of free webinars which members may be interested in.