Get involved with the NW Division

There are lots of ways you can get involved with the North West Division!

Taking a role on the Executive Committee

The North West's Executive Committee are always looking for new members! Being a member of the Exec will help you expand your network of professional contacts, shape the service the College provides to members in the region, and will be a lot of fun too.

Read more about the work of the Division Executive.

See Vacancies on the Division Executive and how to apply.

Attending an event or training session

The Divisions team works hard to provide great events and training sessions at which you can gain CPD points, keep your knowledge up to date and network with other members, carers and patient representatives in the region.

Find out about our upcoming events.

Contributing to the Division's news updates or speaking at an event

We'd love to hear from Division members who'd like to contribute an article to our news updates or speak at one of our events. If you'd like to, please email

Nominating someone for a North West Award

If you're aware of a psychiatrist, carer or patient in the North West who deserves recognition, nominate them for one of our prestigious North West Awards. Nominations open in May and close at the start of October, with finalists invited to a special awards event in November.

Find out more and nominate someone for an award.

Competitions for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors, Trainees and SAS Doctors

Each year the North West Division runs a poster competition for Medical Students, Foundation Doctors, Trainees and SAS Doctors at either the Spring or Autumn Conference.

There are 3 winning categories which include:

  • Best Medical Student/FY1 Poster
  • Best FY2/CT1-3 Trainee Poster
  • Best Higher Trainee/SAS Doctor Poster

Each winner will receive a £100 prize and a certificate of merit.

Find out how to apply.

Taking part in our mentoring scheme

The North West, in partnership with the Northern and Yorkshire Division, runs a successful and well used mentoring scheme. Whether you'd be willing to use your experience and skills and become a mentor, or you'd benefit from having a mentor, we'd love to hear from you.

Find out more about the mentoring scheme.

Representing the Division at the annual Mindmasters quiz

Each year the Division takes part in the Mindmasters quiz, which began in 2022. If you enjoy quizzes and would like to take part in the team, we'd love to hear from you. Contact for more information.

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