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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The BJPsych Journals Editorial Board and Books Committee currently have the below vacancies:
- BJPsych Open Digital Content Editor
- BJPsych Associate Editor
- Books Committee Members
- Books Committee Trainee
BJPsych Special Issue
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.
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':
- 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.
- 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.
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.