RCPsych eNewsletter

October 2022

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this month's issue we hear about last week's Presidential hustings, announce a change to our print journals, explain how we're celebrating Black History Month and ask for your help in learning more about the diversity of our membership.

Happy Diwali

The College wishes a very happy Diwali to all of our members and staff who have been celebrating it.

Watch the RCPsych Awards Ceremony

For the first time this year our annual RCPsych Awards ceremony (taking place on 9 November) will be livestreamed – register to watch the ceremony and find out who has won in a range of categories for individuals and teams, or see the shortlisted candidates.

Psychiatrist Support Service (PSS)

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. Contact the PSS by phone on 020 8618 4020 or by email at pss@rcpsych.ac.uk.

News from the Devolved Nations

RCPsych in Wales

The Children’s Laureate Wales teamed up with the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales to deliver a series of poetry workshops on the effects of technology on young people’s mental health. The workshops inspired a new poem by the Children’s Laureate, released as an animated video on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2022.

We will be hosting a Tourette’s Syndrome Learning Day on the 31 October. This is our first in person event since lockdown and precedes our first hybrid event coming up in December.

Read the latest news and blog posts from Wales.

Other news from around the College

RCPsych Publishing

Read the latest RCPsych Publishing Highlights.

We also have open vacancies for a BJPsych Highlights Editor, BJPsych International Digital Content Editor and BJPsych and BJPsych Bulletin Book Reviews Editor.

RCPsych Insight

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

Morris Markowe Prize 2022 open for entries

The Morris Markowe Public Education Prize, which is awarded every year to authors of public information on the topic of psychiatry, is open for entries. Entries are open to members and trainees until midnight on Thursday 24 November 2022, and an award of £1,000 will be made to the successful entrant.

South West Division events

South West Autumn Biannual Meeting – 11 November 2022 (Bristol)

South West Retired Doctors Event – 2 December 2022 (online)

Celebrating our history in the South West of England

We’re delighted to announce that our virtual historical collection is now live and you can find out more about the history of the South West Division in Celebrating RCPsych history in South West England section of the website.

Access to Medicine Student Event

The Careers Team at RCPsych partnered with The Careers Office to run an in-person 'Access to Medicine' day for high school students. The event aimed to inspire students from a widening participation background to consider applying to medicine.

RCPsych eLearning

See the top 10 modules on our eLearning Hub

View the most recently released eLearning modules

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