WMHSIG Essay Prize 2022

We are delighted to announce we are now accepting submissions for our 2022 WMHSIG Essay Prize

Background to this year's prize

Millions of women and girls worldwide experience violence. Violence against women and girls takes many forms, including physical, emotional and sexual violence and abuse, which exert a range of adverse impacts on women, their families and society as a whole. One in three women will experience one of these forms of violence in their lifetime.

Violence is associated with far reaching impacts on women’s health and wellbeing, including their mental health, making it a significant public mental health problem. Individuals using mental health services are disproportionately affected by violence, so what is the role of psychiatry in both preventing and mitigating against its impact on our patients?

  • The prize was open to medical students and trainees of any stage.
  • The title was "Violence against Women and Girls: what is the role of psychiatry?"
  • Prize: £100 + free attendance at our Annual Conference + joining a panel discussion on the same theme at the conference.

2022 Winner

WMHSIG Essay Prize 2021

  • The prize was open to medical students and trainees of any stage.
  • The title was “How can the arts shine a light on women's wellbeing and mental health?”.
  • Prize: £100 + free attendance at our Annual Conference + joining a panel discussion on the same theme at the conference.

We had a great response to the call for entries and the standard was really high.

2021 Winner

WMHSIG Essay Prize 2020

  • The prize was open to medical students and trainees of any stage.
  • The title was “The Female Psychiatrist in the 21st Century: A Vision of the Future”
  • Prize: £100 + free attendance at our 4 December Annual Conference + joining a panel discussion on the same theme at the conference

We had a great response to the call for entries and the standard was really high.

2020 Winner

Highly commended

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