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Statement on Ukraine

Please see below the statement made by me at the closing of the Annual Forensic Conference:

As the horrific scenes continue to unfold in Ukraine, I am sure I am not alone in condemning the invasion of Ukraine. The war is having and will continue to have a  devastating effect on the physical and mental health of those involved. As psychiatrists, we recognise the long-lasting impact of war and mass migration and we will all be thinking of what we can do to show our support and help. 

The Forensic Faculty stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and with all those including in Russia who are expressing their abhorrence to the war sometimes at great danger to themselves.

The faculty is donating to the Red Cross Ukrainian Crises Appeal and we encourage you to support this or other similar appeals including for example directly to the Disasters Emergency Committee. 

The faculty is setting up a working group to coordinate our activities in support of all those affected by the invasion of Ukraine. We will be supporting the college initiatives addressing this humanitarian crisis. Please let us know by emailing myself (drjosanneholloway@gmail.com), our administrative support Catherine Langley (Catherine.Langley@rcpsych.ac.uk) or any executive committee member if you have any thoughts on what the faculty can do to help.

We have asked the college treasurer to allow us to donate to the Red Cross Ukrainian Crises Appeal

Josanne Holloway
Chair Forensic Faculty

 

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