Equality and diversity

The College is opposed to all forms of prejudice and believes that everyone should be treated fairly regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership status, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for our existing and future members, associates, affiliates, staff and visitors in all our practices and arrangements. We actively advocate for, and support, equality of access, experience and outcomes for all College staff, all members and for all mental health patients and carers.

In Scotland, this has translated into a series of representatives within the College who input into how the College in Scotland addresses these issues. This includes our Ethnically Diverse Communities Group.

Issues to address include:

  • Gaps in representation at the senior levels for our female and BAME members
  • Tackling gaps in registering ethnicity among our patients and among our membership ranks.
  • Addressing prevalences in mental ill health and suicide rates among our LGBTQ+ population

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