About us

Formed in November 2002, the genesis of this SIG marked an increasing interest in the mental health of children and adolescents who pose a risk to themselves or others.

This group of young people have mental health needs that are relevant to a broad range of psychiatric disciplines including child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychiatry of people with learning disability, neuropsychiatry, substance misuse and general adult psychiatry.

In September 2009, there were 1,403 members of the adolescent forensic psychiatry SIG, including 63 FRCPsych Fellows, 789 MRCPsych Members, 518 pre-membership psychiatric trainees and 24 affiliates.

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Contact us

If you have any enquiries about the AFPSIG please contact sigs@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Executive Committee

MemberYear joinedPosition
Dr Gill Bell2020Chair
Dr Gabrielle Pendlebury2021 Finance Officer 
Dr Oliver White2007 (C)Forensic faculty liaison Higher specialist training Secure CAMHS Clinical Advisory Group
Dr Alixe Lewis2012 (C)Committee member
Dr David Kingsley2010 (C)Child and adolescent faculty liaison Consultation group
Dr Richard Church2013 (C)EFCAP and international liaison Website editor
Dr Suzanne Coghlan2009 (C)Website Editor
Dr Peter Misch2002 (C)Medicolegal representative
Dr Enys Delmage2014 (C)International representative 
Dr Moj Feshki Newsletter
Dr Heidi Hales Academic representative 
Dr Aileen Blower Scottish representative
Dr Julie Withecombe 
Wales representative 
Dr Phil Anderson
Northern Irish representative
Dr Mindy Reeves
Trainee representative
Dr Holly Wooton Twitter
Dr Tina Irani  CRG


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