New consultants (Startwell)

Startwell is a Consultant-led initiative for psychiatrists in their first five years as a Consultant or Locum Consultant.

Startwell focuses on six elements to support you in your first consultant role with the intention to establish good habits in your career.

The College Divisions hold a number of Startwell events throughout the year. You can find out more about these by visiting our Devolved Nations and English Division pages.

The College has launched a comprehensive guidance document for new consultants, focusing on the six Startwell elements.

Understanding your place within the College, health organisation structures and engaging with your employer, faculty and division.

Look out for College Roles on our vacancies page.

Maintaining a work-life balance, accessing personal therapy and maintaining boundaries.

Team working, quality improvement, working with external agencies, demand and capacity mapping and supervising trainees

Becoming an educator, research, leadership and management,

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry