College response to the conflict in Ukraine

The Royal College of Psychiatrists offers our support and sympathy to everyone affected by the devastating military action in Ukraine.

Military conflict can have a significant impact on the mental wellbeing of people on the ground and beyond, creating anxiety about the safety and welfare of loved ones, causing the breakdown of health services and society, and forcing many to flee.

Our thoughts go out to all affected.

Those who can are invited to donate money to Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC).

The College has produced a list of resources for use by psychiatrists who may be able to help others in relation to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

Members of our International Advisory Committee (IAC) have been in contact with national and international agencies to ascertain what practical support the College can offer.

The College is also putting out a call for members who are prepared to volunteer their time to deliver training in psychological first aid, should the College be called on to do so.

Members who would like to learn more about international volunteering can contact RCPsych International Liaison Manager, Agnes Raboczki

We have also amended our logo across our social media channels, to show our support.

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