We're calling on all political parties to prioritise mental health in their manifestos – in particular, by committing to take actions to help prevent mental illness.

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Our 2023 impact report highlights the difference our work has made to our members, patients, and society as a whole.

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We are now recruiting Equity Champions to help deliver the College’s Fairness for all strategy and improve equity in mental health.

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Still haven't booked your Congress 2024 ticket? Don't worry there's still time, online booking will be open until Friday 14 June.

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This is your chance to honour the excellent teams and individuals who are making a real difference to mental health services – get your nominations in before 5pm (BST) on 28 June.

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Resources are available for psychiatrists who may be able to help others affected by the unfolding crises around the world.

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More than 20,000 people living with mental illness risk missing their right to vote
More than 20,000 people living with mental illness risk missing their right to vote

The Royal College of Psychiatrists and Rethink Mental Illness have joined forces to highlight the voting rights of people with mental illness receiving treatment in hospital.

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13Jun by RCPsych Press Office
Immediate past President appointed first NHS medical director for mental health and neurodiversity
Immediate past President appointed first NHS medical director for mental health and neurodiversity

NHS England has appointed Dr Adrian James, former President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, as the first ever medical director for mental health and neurodiversity.

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04Jun by RCPsych Press Office
Parties must prioritise mental health during the General Election
Parties must prioritise mental health during the General Election

The College responds to the Prime Minister's announcement that a General Election will take place on Thursday 4 July 2024.

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22May by RCPsych Press Office

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