In March 2020, the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group marked its 25th anniversary by highlighting the stories of 25 amazing women psychiatrists.
We asked for nominations of people who may be seen as unsung heroes and may not have received recognition or awards, yet are still doing an amazing job. We wanted to hear how any personal or professional challenges had been overcome or managed.
The 25 Women Steering Group selected 25 women psychiatrists from a range of specialities, grades and geographical locations to showcase the variety and depth of achievements of our women psychiatrists.
We shared these women's stories through written narratives, blog posts, a podcast and a short film. We hope that these stories will remind us that success has many forms, especially when life outside of work is tough.
Read their stories
The 25 Women project: stories and storytellers
Dr Beena Rajkumar discusses our 25 women and the courage they have shown to own their stories and to share them.Dr Beena Rajkumar
WMHSIG 25th anniversary reflections – Dr Ros Ramsay
Former WMHSIG Chair Dr Ros Ramsay reflects on her own life and the common challenges women have faced in the profession.Dr Ros Ramsay
The 25 Women project: linked journeys of medicine, psychiatry and life
Dr Jo Talbot Bowen introduces the latest five women that are featured in the 25 Women project.Dr Jo Talbot Bowen
The 25 Women project: identifying barriers and reducing stigma
Dr Julia Barber discusses the problems that cause women to be underrepresented in academia and practice and why diversity in our workforce remains inadequate.Dr Julia Barber
The 25 Women project: exemplifying intersectionality
Dr Ilaria Galizia and Dr Philippa Greenfield look at theme of 'intersectionality' that is reflected in the five featured women psychiatrists that feature in the second week of the 25 ...Dr Ilaria Galizia & Dr Philippa Greenfield
Launching the 25 Women project
Dr Ruth Reed, co-chair of the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group introduces our new '25 Women project' which launches today.Dr Ruth Reed
WMHSIG 25th anniversary reflections – Dr Anne Cremona
Twenty-five years ago, Dr Anne Cremona founded what would become the Women and Mental Health Special Interest Group. She looks back at how the group came to be.Dr Anne Cremona