RCPsych eNewsletter

September 2022

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this month's issue we mark the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, anticipate the launch of our 2022 Choose Psychiatry campaign, update you on our recent EGM, and discuss the new Disability Task and Finish Group.

Cost of living survey

We’re trying to understand how the cost of living crisis is affecting patients’ mental health, and the impact it is having on services. Please help us by completing this short survey.

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.

Other news from around the College

RCPsych Publishing

BJPsych Advances is looking for two enthusiastic Trainee Editors (ST4/ST5 or equivalent) to join its Editorial Board. Find out how to apply.

The BJPsych Bulletin 2022 Praxis Editorial Award is now open.

New BJPsych Advances podcast: Distinguishing relapse from antidepressant withdrawal

New RCPsych Books: Seeking Asylum and Mental Health and Evolutionary Psychiatry (members get 30% discount)

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.

Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Prizes

Both the Gillian Page Prize and the Harrington Writing Prize are now open. Find out more about these prizes.

National Student Psychiatry Conference 10th Anniversary

The next National Student Psychiatry Conference will be held at the College on 4-5 February 2023. The theme of the conference is ‘10 Years Back 10 Years Forward’. Further information about the event and how to book your place will be published soon.

Student and Foundation Doctor Associate Membership

As new placements start, please consider recommending your students and trainees join the College as Associate members. Associate membership is free and provides access to great benefits including regular updates and free access to events, conference discounts and our fantastic publications.

South West Division events

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

Exhibition at RCPsych – “We Are Not Alone”: Legacies of Eugenics

Launching on 22 September, the College will be hosting an exhibition exploring the history and legacies of the eugenics movement. Find out more about the exhibition.

CCQI EDI Month – November 2022

The CCQI will be hosting its first equality, diversity and inclusion month across November, aimed at promoting equality of access, experience and outcomes across mental health services, both for those who work in them and those who access them. The month will be free to access. Find out more including how to register.

Quality Improvement in Tobacco Treatment (QuITT) Collaborative Wave 1

This November, the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) are launching a Quality Improvement in Tobacco Treatment (QuITT) Collaborative. We are hosting a Q&A session on 4 October from 4.30pm-5.20pm to provide more information about this new collaborative. Sign up for this online event.

eLearning Hub: additional free module

we’re pleased to let you know that Mind your language – effective communication in clinical practice, one of our 30-minute Quickbite modules, has been added to our list of free modules.

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