The College has seen an increase of more than 100% in member interactions with its courses and events – since all activities were migrated online, in the spring, as a result of the pandemic.
During a typical year, an aggregate of around 44,000 College members usually attend physical courses and events at the College’s headquarters in central London and at other locations across the UK, including at the International Congress (IC).
However, since the College migrated its courses and events online, in April, it has seen an aggregate 46,000 members log into courses and events online.
At the current trajectory, an aggregate of more than 100,000 members will have logged into our online courses and events after the first full year of our delivering College webinars.
Early in April, the College launched its popular series of weekly all-member free webinars, looking at issues such as coping with COVID-19, and diversity and inclusion matters, including South Asian History Month.
More recently, the College has launched paid-for webinars, which include specialist clinical content.
The most popular free webinar, so far, has been the event on the migration of our exams to online platforms, as a result of the pandemic, on 23 June, which has so far been watched by an aggregate of 3,176 members live and on-demand.
The most popular paid-for webinar, so far, has been the event on Treatment Resistant Psychosis (Part One), on 24 August, which has so far been watched by an aggregate of 680 members live and on-demand.
During the pandemic, popular webinars have also been delivered by the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI), and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH), as well as by some of the College Faculties, Divisions, Devolved Councils and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).