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The climate crisis is taking a toll on the mental health of children and young people
The climate crisis is taking a toll on the mental health of children and young people

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched its first resource to support children & young people and their parents to manage anxiety and fears about the environment.

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20nov by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to NHS Digital follow-up report on the Mental Health of Children and Young People
RCPsych responds to NHS Digital follow-up report on the Mental Health of Children and Young People

Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of our Child and Adolescent Faculty, responds to a new NHS Digital report on the mental health of children and young people.

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22oct by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report and their report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts
RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report and their report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts

Dr Adrian James, President of RCPsych, responds to two new CQC reports - their annual State of Care report and a report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts.

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16oct by RCPsych Press Office
Two-fifths of patients waiting for mental health treatment forced to resort to emergency or crisis services
Two-fifths of patients waiting for mental health treatment forced to resort to emergency or crisis services

Two-fifths of patients waiting for mental health treatment contact emergency or crisis services, with one-in-ten (11%) ending up in A&E, research by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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06oct by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych Registrar responds to PM's announcement of funding to build NHS hospitals
RCPsych Registrar responds to PM's announcement of funding to build NHS hospitals

Dr Trudi Seneviratne, Registrar at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has commented on the PM's announcement of funding to build NHS hospitals.

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02oct by RCPsych Press Office
Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award
Statement by President Adrian James on the announcement that Mr Paul Rees has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership Award

I am delighted to announce that our chief executive, Paul Rees, has won the Louis Armstrong CEO Leadership award in the 2020 Memcom Awards for his exceptional work in leading the organisation over the past year.

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17sep by RCPsych Press Office
Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic, warns Royal College
Addiction services not equipped to treat the 8 million people drinking at high risk during pandemic, warns Royal College

Addiction services in England must receive a multi-million-pound funding boost in the upcoming spending review, says the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

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14sep by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to news of UK recession
RCPsych responds to news of UK recession

Dr Adrian James, RCPsych President, comments on the relationship between economic recession and mental health.

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12aug by RCPsych Press Office
Statement on availability of lithium carbonate ('Priadel')
Statement on availability of lithium carbonate ('Priadel')

The College has issued a statement on the future availability of the Priadel brand of lithium in the UK.

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03aug by RCPsych Policy Team
RCPsych responds to the NHS People Plan for 2020/21
RCPsych responds to the NHS People Plan for 2020/21

Dr Kate Lovett, Dean of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, responds to the NHS People Plan for 2020/21.

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30jul by RCPsych Press Office
  • Leading Colleges launch joint campaign to tackle domestic violence
    Leading Colleges launch joint campaign to tackle domestic violence

    A joint news story by RCPsych and RCOG calling for health professionals to work together to stop domestic violence against women and girls.

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    25nov by RCPsych Digital team
  • End double standards in bullying: RCPsych responds to ONS online bullying report
    End double standards in bullying: RCPsych responds to ONS online bullying report

    Dr Bernadka Dubicka and Dr Louise Theodosiou from the Child and Adolescent Faculty respond to new ONS data on the extent of online bullying.

    More information Statement / comment
    20nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • The climate crisis is taking a toll on the mental health of children and young people
    The climate crisis is taking a toll on the mental health of children and young people

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched its first resource to support children & young people and their parents to manage anxiety and fears about the environment.

    More information Online news
    20nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • Baroness Elaine Murphy receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Baroness Elaine Murphy receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Baroness Elaine Murphy has been awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists during their annual awards ceremony, held virtually for the first time due to Covid-19.

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    19nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • Honorary Fellows and President’s medal winners accept awards at virtual ceremony
    Honorary Fellows and President’s medal winners accept awards at virtual ceremony

    President medal winners and Honorary Fellows accepted their awards at a virtual presentation ceremony today.

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    19nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to BBC’s File on Four programme on the escalation of restraint used on people with intellectual disabilities
    RCPsych responds to BBC’s File on Four programme on the escalation of restraint used on people with intellectual disabilities

    Dr Ken Courtenay, Chair of the Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability, comments on recent reporting on rates of restraint by BBC's File on 4 programme.

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    12nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to ONS data on childhood vulnerability to victimisation
    RCPsych responds to ONS data on childhood vulnerability to victimisation

    Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of the Child and Adolescent Faculty, comments on new ONS data on childhood vulnerability to victimisation.

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    05nov by RCPsych Press Office
  • Child and Adolescent Faculty calls for action on child food poverty
    Child and Adolescent Faculty calls for action on child food poverty

    Our Faculty of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry respond to Marcus Rashford's campaign to #EndChildFoodPoverty and comment on the importance of good nutrition for mental well-being.

    More information Statement / comment
    26oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to NHS Digital follow-up report on the Mental Health of Children and Young People
    RCPsych responds to NHS Digital follow-up report on the Mental Health of Children and Young People

    Dr Bernadka Dubicka, Chair of our Child and Adolescent Faculty, responds to a new NHS Digital report on the mental health of children and young people.

    More information Statement / comment
    22oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report and their report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts
    RCPsych responds to the CQC's State of Care report and their report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts

    Dr Adrian James, President of RCPsych, responds to two new CQC reports - their annual State of Care report and a report on the assessment of mental health services in acute trusts.

    More information Statement / comment
    16oct by RCPsych Press Office