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Cost-of-living crisis threat of ‘pandemic proportions’ to mental health, warns UK’s leading psychiatrist
Cost-of-living crisis threat of ‘pandemic proportions’ to mental health, warns UK’s leading psychiatrist

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for an urgent cash injection for NHS mental health services to match inflation.

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20jun by RCPsych Press Office
Political crisis having devastating toll on mental health services
Political crisis having devastating toll on mental health services

Northern Ireland’s political crisis is having a devastating toll on plans to improve mental health services, psychiatrists warned today.

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16jun by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
Inappropriate Out of Area Placements infographic
Mental health patients still sent hundreds of miles away from home for treatment

The dangerous practice of sending people with a mental illness hundreds of miles away from home for weeks at a time continues in England, according to new analysis published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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13jun by RCPsych Press Office
Hospital admissions for eating disorders increased by 84% in the last five years
Hospital admissions for eating disorders increased by 84% in the last five years

The Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders guidance for frontline staff so that people with eating disorders needing urgent care can be identified and treated earlier.

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18may by RCPsych Press Office
Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Queen's speech
Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to the Queen's speech

The Royal College of Psychiatrists respond to legislation drafted to address the nation’s mental health, mentioned today in the Queen’s speech.

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11may by RCPsych Press Office
Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new resource to support the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees
Royal College of Psychiatrists launches new resource to support the mental health of asylum seekers and refugees

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is launching information aimed at health and social care professionals in the UK supporting asylum seekers and refugees with their mental health.

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12apr by RCPsych Press Office
One in two LGBTQ	+ psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity
One in two LGBTQ + psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity

A survey commissioned by the College has revealed that almost one in two LGBTQ+ psychiatrists have experienced hostility at work because of their sexuality or gender identity,

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10apr by RCPsych Press Office
CBT helping overcome mental health problems as nearly 2 million appointments take place in 2021
CBT helping overcome mental health problems as nearly 2 million appointments take place in 2021

New data analysed by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows a record number of annual appointments for those accessing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) across England.

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08apr by RCPsych Press Office
New integrated treatment could transform the lives of adults with life-threatening anorexia nervosa
New integrated treatment could transform the lives of adults with life-threatening anorexia nervosa

Providing uninterrupted stepped care could transform outcomes for adults with anorexia nervosa, a new study suggests.

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23feb by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of children falling through the cracks as pandemic and funding cuts take their toll
Thousands of children falling through the cracks as pandemic and funding cuts take their toll

Thousands of children and young people with drug and alcohol problems are falling through the cracks because of the perfect storm created by the pandemic and years of drastic funding cuts to youth addiction services, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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03feb by RCPsych Press Office
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the publication of NICE guidance on depression
    The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the publication of NICE guidance on depression

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes the NICE publication of the first guideline in 12 years to help clinicians identify, treat and manage depression in adults.

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    29jun by RCPsych Press Office
  • The Royal College of Psychiatrists praises Secretary of State for Health for talking openly about mental health
    The Royal College of Psychiatrists praises Secretary of State for Health for talking openly about mental health

    The Health and Social Care Secretary, Sajid Javid, discussed his family experience with mental health and suicide in a recent speech.

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    29jun by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych welcomes £150m Mental Health Act funding and calls for extra 494 psychiatrists to make reforms a reality
    RCPsych welcomes £150m Mental Health Act funding and calls for extra 494 psychiatrists to make reforms a reality

    The Government have announced an extra £150 million investment over the next three years to fund NHS mental health services.

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    28jun by RCPsych Press Office
  • New Honorary Fellows - Congress 2022
    Honorary Fellows and President’s medal winners accept awards at Congress ceremony

    A number of prestigious awards were presented at a ceremony during RCPsych's 2022 International Congress in Edinburgh.

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    21jun by RCPsych Digital team
  • Cost-of-living crisis threat of ‘pandemic proportions’ to mental health, warns UK’s leading psychiatrist
    Cost-of-living crisis threat of ‘pandemic proportions’ to mental health, warns UK’s leading psychiatrist

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for an urgent cash injection for NHS mental health services to match inflation.

    More information Press release
    20jun by RCPsych Press Office
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes Government investment to tackle gaps in student mental health services
    Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes Government investment to tackle gaps in student mental health services

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists welcomes Government investment to tackle gaps in student mental health services

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    20jun
  • New Fellow ceremony 16 June 2022
    RCPsych welcomes new set of elected Fellows

    The College has held the second of three events to celebrate newly elected Fellows of the College. These ceremonies honour the amazing contributions of our senior members, from around the world, to the field of psychiatry.

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    18jun by RCPsych Digital Team
  • Political crisis having devastating toll on mental health services
    Political crisis having devastating toll on mental health services

    Northern Ireland’s political crisis is having a devastating toll on plans to improve mental health services, psychiatrists warned today.

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    16jun by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
  • RCPsych welcome focus on mental health in new anti-smoking proposals
    RCPsych welcome focus on mental health in new anti-smoking proposals

    A new independent review on tobacco led by Dr Javed Khan OBE has been published, setting out recommendations to help the government meet its smokefree ambition by 2030.

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    13jun by RCPsych Press Office
  • Inappropriate Out of Area Placements infographic
    Mental health patients still sent hundreds of miles away from home for treatment

    The dangerous practice of sending people with a mental illness hundreds of miles away from home for weeks at a time continues in England, according to new analysis published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    More information News, Press release
    13jun by RCPsych Press Office