How to access support services at the RCPsych
Free Members’ Webinar
Thursday 7 April 2022
Overview of this webinar
We know that psychiatry is an incredibly rewarding career however, it is not without its challenges. Despite a lifetime of work encouraging those in need to reach out, doctors are not always practiced at seeking appropriate help for themselves.
The impact of work and personal stressors can affect doctors’ wellbeing at any point of their career, from training through to consultancy often leaving individuals feeling isolated, unsupported, and overwhelmed. This free event aims to outline just some of the support services available at the College.
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.
- Introduction – Dr Simon Heyland
- Psychiatrist Support Service (PSS) – Dr Ros Ramsay and Dr Sukhmeet Singh
- Mentoring and Coaching – Dr Jan Birtle
- Doctors affected by suicide peer support group – Dr Rachel Gibbons
- Q&A Panel facilitated by Dr Simon Heyland
- The Psychiatrists’ Support Service – Dr Ros Ramsay and Dr Sukhmeet Singh
- Mentoring and coaching – Dr Jan Birtle
- Resources to help You following the suicide of a patient – Dr Rachel Gibbons
View information about:
- how the College can support you
- the Psychiatrist Support Service (PSS)
- Coaching and Mentoring
- the Peer Support group for doctors affected by patient suicide
- and StartWell for new Consultants.
View the 'Mentoring and coaching for psychiatrists – a journey not a destination' free webinar, which took place on 21 October 2021.
A booklet has been published to support members. Endorsed by our President, Dr Adrian James, it is called 'If a patient dies by suicide - A resource for psychiatrists'
After a patient dies by suicide: an illustrative case for trainee psychiatrists and trainers, Alice Oates and Rachel Gibbons
Effects of patient suicide on psychiatrists: survey of experiences and support required, Rachel Gibbons, Fiona Brand, Anne Carbonnier, Alison Croft, Karen Lascelles, Gislene Wolfart and Keith Hawton
Guidance for mental health organisations regarding staff support following the death of a Patient by Suicide: A Prevention and Postvention Framework, Rachel Gibbons, Jon Van Niekerk, Fiona Brand, Anne Carbonnier, Alison Croft, Rebecca Cunningham, Keith Hawton, Jacquie Jamieson, Ihsan Kader, Karen Lascelles, Ros Ramsey, Nora Turjanski, Gislene Wolfart