RCPsych eNewsletter

June 2022

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this newsletter we look back on our recent AGM and successful Congress, explain how we're celebrating Pride and South Asian History Month, and see which of our members received Honorary Fellowships and President's Medals.

Other news from around the College

The Psychiatrists' Support Service(PSS) provides free, rapid, high quality peer support by telephone to psychiatrists of all grades who may be experiencing personal or work-related difficulties.

Our service is totally confidential and delivered by trained Peer Support Psychiatrists (PSPs). Our PSPs are from diverse backgrounds and have received training in many different areas, to improve their understanding and ability to support all those who call the PSS.

As a service, we are aware that the difficulties faced by doctors vary enormously. We will support you through whatever they may be, including burnout, workplace bullying and discrimination, serious incidents, as well as coping with stress and change. Our support service manager and our PSPs will talk with you in confidence, without stigma or prejudice.

The service can be contacted by phone on 020 8618 4020 or by email at pss@rcpsych.ac.uk.

What did you think of the Spring 2022 of RCPsych Insight? Email us your thoughts to magazine@rcpsych.ac.uk, or tweet us using the hashtag #RCPsychInsight.

Take a look at our latest information resource for patients and carers on anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder. This information looks at what anxiety is, why it happens, when it becomes a problem, and what kind of help and support is available if someone is experiencing GAD. It is also available to order as printed leaflets for your services.

Interested in sharing valuable knowledge and experience as a mentor? We’re pleased to announce the opportunity for doctors to join our exciting Psychiatry Foundation Fellowship programme as mentors to the incoming cohort of Foundation Fellows.

As a mentor taking part in this rewarding programme, you’ll have the opportunity to share knowledge through psychiatric supervision to allocated Fellows throughout their two-years in Foundation training.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry