Rehabilitation psychiatry is "A whole systems approach to recovery from mental illness that maximises an individual’s quality of life and social inclusion by encouraging their skills, promoting independence and autonomy in order to give them hope for the future and leading to successful community living through appropriate support".

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Co-Chairs: Marie Cooney and Ciara Kelly

The rehabilitation and community care faculty of RCPsych in Scotland meets three to four times a year.

The section is open to interested consultants, associate specialists, staff grades and higher trainees.

We would also like to encourage interested core trainees to attend our meetings.

Faculty meetings

  • Sharing information
  • Peer Support
  • Professional development
  • Promotion of Rehabilitation and Recovery focussed services
  • Case and Journal presentations


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