The Psychiatric Eye

London Division Newsletter

Welcome to the newsletter for the London Division. Our Newsletter Editorial Committee welcomes submissions, letters, responses and any other comments.

The newsletter is now published twice a year, in spring and autumn.

Contact us at or via the Division Manager, Karen Morgan if you have any questions.

Contributing to the newsletter

The Psychiatric Eye encourages submissions from anyone. We will consider any article that may be of interest to our readers in the RCPsych London Division. This includes submissions from service users, carers, students, clinicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, social workers, and members of the wider multidisciplinary workforce.


The Psychiatric Eye is committed to representing the diverse workforce of the RCPsych London Division. Regardless of article topic, we encourage authors to consider diverse perspectives and issues of equality within their writing. We seek to reduce barriers to publication for International Medical Graduates and we will, where appropriate and if requested, offer additional assistance in developing articles from authors for whom English is not their primary language.

We are now accepting articles for the Autumn edition of the London Division Newsletter, The Psychiatric Eye.

The theme for this edition is "Creative and play therapies".

Psychiatric healthcare is not limited to medication, talking therapy, and social interventions! 

What are your experiences of therapies that are not so widely offered? What interests you about arts therapies such as art, music, dance, drama or writing? 

We are looking for opinions and accounts of various therapies, and invite submissions from across the multidisciplinary team, including therapists themselves! 

We welcome your contribution to this theme and as always we also have the following features to which you can contribute articles:

  • Conference Watch – conferences you have attended related to psychiatry
  • Culture Vulture – articles relating to your insights, interpretations and observations of relevant popular culture, the arts and theatre in the capital related to psychiatry
  • Facetime – an interview with someone in the world of London psychiatry – professional or service user, local hero, or London icon
  • RCPsych London Eye – Let us know what is going on in your local Trust or service. We accept articles on service improvement, diversity initiatives, sustainability initiatives, areas for improvement, reasons to celebrate, and stories from the workplace. Essentially, anything that relates to your area of work that would be of interest to the London Division. Articles must be in a non-academic, narrative style, in keeping with the magazine style of the newsletter. These should be from a personal perspective and reflect personal experience/opinion. Please do not submit case studies or articles containing identifying service user information.

Details for submissions

All article submissions must use the newsletter template and save the file as:

'Your full name_Autumn Spring 2024'

Maximum word count and article guidelines:

  • 500-1000 words for themed articles
  • 400-600 words for other non-themed articles
  • No more than five references should be included for each article.


Please submit your article via email to The Psychiatric Eye by 31 May 2024

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