Upcoming events


QNPICU webinars

We are hosting weekly webinars/discussion groups where individuals can come together to learn and discuss certain topics. Each webinar will have a specific theme and will be facilitated by the QN team.

The webinars are free to attend. For more information, or to join the webinar, please email PICU@rcpsych.ac.uk

All of our webinars are available to watch at here.

QNPICU open discussion forums

We are hosting a series of open forum groups for individuals working within member services to discuss common issues arising from working within PICUs. Each forum will have a particular theme and will be facilitated by the Quality Network group. The purpose of the sessions is for individuals to engage in conversations about particular issues and to learn and share good practice. The upcoming sessions are:

  • 02 July 2020, 1:00pm-2:00pm: Managing acute disturbances  
  • 23 July 2020, 12:00pm-1:00pm: Staff support, wellbeing and resilience
  • 04 August 2020, 4:00pm-5:00pm: Restoration and recovery

To join this session please complete this booking form. Please share this widely within your teams. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If the session is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. After booking, if you can no longer attend, please cancel your place so it can be offered to someone else.


QNPICU standards consultation

The draft QNPICU standards are out for e-consultation. The deadline for comments is 30 June 2020. If you would like more information on this, please email: picu@rcpsych.ac.uk.

QNPICU annual forum

Save the date: 22 October 2020

We will send around more information nearer the time. Due to COVID this will no longer be held at the College. This will be done virtually.


Reviewer Training enables staff from our member services to participate in accreditation visits of other psychiatric intensive care units. Participants will gain practical and theoretical knowledge of all aspects of participating in a peer-review visit. The day involves presentations, seminar discussions and role-play scenarios.

Staff from any discipline with an interest in being involved in external peer-reviews for the Quality Network can take part.

The training is free to member services.

Upcoming training sessions:

We will shortly be announcing dates for our next training session later this year.

For any queries about reviewer training, please contact PICU@rcpsych.ac.uk.


Download all the resources from our past events.

Encourage patients to get creative during isolation!

We have taken the decision to launch the artwork competition early this year, to give patients an opportunity to get creative in the difficult circumstances due to COVID-19. As always, we are accepting visual art displays but we understand resources/supplies may be limited, so for the first time ever we have also opened up the competition for creative writing entries too.

This is an annual competition open to all patients and family and friends at PICUs, who may have their artwork featured on the PICU networks future publications and displays.

We would be very grateful if you could make as many patients and family and friends as possible aware of the competition by displaying this poster within your service.

How to enter:

Visual artwork

Please send photographs of artwork to the email below, along with a completed artwork submission form for each entry.

Creative writing

Please send files/copies of creative writing entries to the email below, along with a completed creative writing submission formfor each entry.

Please send all submissions and queries to PICU@rcpsych.ac.uk by 18 May 2020.

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