Equality, Diversity and Inclusion blog
The College celebrates diversity and actively advocates for, and supports, equality of access, experience and outcomes for all College staff, all members and for all mental health patients and carers.
This blog will explore various aspects of how the College is working towards meeting the goals of our Equality Action Plan and will also cover the ways in which we work in areas such as race and ethnicity, gender equality, disability, and LGBTQ+ issues.
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IWD 2023: Embracing equity, promoting excellence
Dr Ananta Dave discusses the collective soul searching on this years' International Women’s Day.Dr Ananta Dave
IWD 2023: Consider the impact you can make for women
Dr Fabida Aria discusses the journey that womankind has been on, and how far we need to go still.Dr Fabida Aria
The hidden world of non-visible disabilities
For International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022, we invited Dr Elohor Ijete, currently completing FY3 year in forensic psychiatry, to write about non-visible disabilities.Dr Elohor Ijete
Celebrating Black history month 2022 – Dr Mona-Lisa Kwentoh
As part of this year's Black History Month, Lisa Kwentoh reflects on how to define her contributions to both psychiatry and society.Mona-Lisa Kwentoh
Black History Month 2022 – Reflections from RCPsych Chief Executive Paul Rees
The College’s Chief Executive, Paul Rees, speaks about the shocking discrimination his father experienced in the 1960s and 1970s and what he thinks of society now.Paul Rees MBE
Black History Month 2022: reflections from Dr Oluwatomilola Olagunju
For this year's Black History Month, Dr Oluwatomilola Olagunju gives his thoughts on the necessity of a diverse workforce within psychiatry.
Autism in clinical practice: two great challenges
Our Autism Champion Dr Conor Davidson speaks about the two great challenges facing psychiatrists in the field of adult autism.Dr Conor Davidson
Looking back, looking forwards
Former College President, Professor Dinesh Bhugra CBE, reflects on intersectionality and his own personal and professional journey in a post to celebrate South Asian History Month.Professor Dinesh Bhugra
Autism Champion Blog 2022
In this special blog post about autism, the College autism champion Dr Conor Davidson reflects on the new research surrounding preferred autism terminology and communication stylesDr Conor Davidson
Pride 2022: How times have changed
In this special blog post to celebrate Pride, Rainbow SIG Finance officer Dr Josep Vilanova reflects on how attitudes have changed since he was a trainee.Dr Josep Vilanova
Pride 2022: Our LGBTQ+ survey, what next?
The chair of the College's Rainbow SIG discusses the LGBTQ+ member survey, what needs to happen next, and why Pride is important.Dr Pavan Joshi
Autism Awareness Week 2022: Neurodiversity and neurodivergence
Our Autism Champion Dr Conor Davidson speaks on Autism Awareness Week.Dr Conor Davidson