RCPsych eNewsletter

November 2020

Welcome to our eNewsletter for members

In this issue we congratulate the new Honorary Fellows and President's medal winners, tell you how to sign up for our first ever Dean and Treasurer election hustings, and spotlight our new resource on eco distress for parents and young people.

The latest from the Devolved Nations

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Neda Mehrpooya into the post of Retention and Recruitment Officer and Dr Charlie Davey and Dr David Medhurst as Policy and Public Affairs attachments. 

The date for our Old Age Faculty conference ‘Lessons from a Pandemic’ has been set for 10 December, this is a learning event addressing the key challenges faced by old age psychiatry teams during the pandemic. 

We also gave oral evidence to the Senedd Culture, Welsh Language and Communications committee on the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Other news from around the College

Praxis Editorial Award

Calling all medical students and psychiatry trainees! Submit an editorial - the winning entry will be published in the journal in 2021.

Topic: ‘Is the climate a mental health crisis?’

Closing date: 6 December 2020

Entries should be sent to bjpbulletin@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Read the full details and rules

Access the Praxis online collection

Current vacancies

The BJPsych Journals Editorial Board and Books Committee currently have the below vacancies:

BJPsych Special Issue 

Your chance to access the BJPsych Advances Special Issue: Neuroscience the Way Forward, as well as a video abstract by Dr Derek Tracy, and a podcast by Gareth Cuttle and David Ross.

Spirituality and Psychiatry Bursary

The Spirituality in Psychiatry Special Interest Group (SPSIG) have made available some funds to subsidise the attendance of medical students at their day conferences.

Find out more

Arts and Psychiatry – I AM HERE exhibition

Our Arts and Psychiatry SIG (ArtSIG) is inviting its members to contribute to the College’s first evolving exhibition.

This takes two forms, both on the theme 'I AM HERE':

  1. A visual art competition - with a cash prize and chance to be included on the cover of BJPsych! Longlisted entries will be included on a virtual online gallery on the RCPsych website.
  2. A written word 'exquisite corpse' created by, and for, the membership and evolving over time. Composed of single sentences, this will be updated weekly on the College website.

Find out how to apply

Psychiatrists experiencing personal or professional difficulties can access free, confidential support - call on 020 8618 4020 or email in confidence at pss@rcpsych.ac.uk.

Following the successful launch of the online Section 12 (2) and Approved Clinician Induction courses in the summer, we are offering these courses again throughout November and December.

The courses are comprised of a series of six eLearning modules which are hosted on our CPD Online platform and can be completed in your own time. This is followed by a live question and answer webinar with the module authors where you can ask questions and discuss what you have learnt.

Places on each session are limited so we suggest booking early to avoid missing out.

Find out more and register your interest