Choose Psychiatry

The College launched its Choose Psychiatry campaign on 17 October and three weeks in, it looks like being our most successful campaign ever!
Choose Psychiatry 2022 banner

The number of people who have engaged in our social media and clicked to view our Choose Psychiatry pages are higher than ever before, while over 800 people have watched our 2022 campaign film.

Since launch – with the campaign less than halfway through – we’ve had nearly 60,000 page views of our Choose Psychiatry web content.

This compares with 37,000 during the whole of the campaign in 2021, and looks certain to be highest total ever, by the time the campaign ends on 30 November.

What’s more, the amount of time that people are spending reading the content and viewing our videos has gone up too, quite considerably. During 2019 and 2020 the average viewing time was 1 minute 12 seconds and 1 minute 17 seconds respectively, and in 2021 it rose to 1 min 45 secs. This year so far, average viewing time is 2 minutes 22 secs.

Our online event to help people apply for psychiatric training on 3 November was also very well attended.

Among the innovations this year, we’ve launched special videos about each specialty within psychiatry. We’re tweeting and posting about each Faculty’s film during the campaign, please try and retweet or share via Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, to help spread the word about your specialty and psychiatry in general.

And we’re making a special effort to enlist the help of people, groups and organisations with a big following in the mental health social media space. Stephen Fry and Alastair Campbell are among many who have lent their support, sending our message out to millions of their followers.

How you can help

We’ve got a special section in our Choose Psychiatry section that explains five great ways you can help.

Are you on a break from training, or considering taking one?

If you’re on a break from training, or considering taking one, this year’s Choose Psychiatry campaign is not just aimed at medical students and Foundation doctors – it's also aimed at you!

We want to provide you with the information, support and case studies to help you make the best career choice.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry