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Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds
Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds

Children and young people are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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08apr by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

The College issues a statement in response to the Government's report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

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01apr by RCPsych Press Office
Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third
Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third

New analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows £26m (37%) in real terms has been cut from youth addiction services in England between 2013/14 and 2019/20.

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28mar by RCPsych Press Office
Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges
Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges

Access to social prescribing services must be expanded to help tackle the mental health consequences of loneliness and isolation caused by COVID-19, says a new report published by two Medical Royal Colleges.

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18mar by RCPsych Press Office
Hidden epidemic of eating disorders because of COVID-19, new research finds
Hidden epidemic of eating disorders because of COVID-19, new research finds

Referrals to eating disorder inpatient settings and emergency admissions to acute hospitals have increased by a fifth and waiting times have doubled since the pandemic in a Provider Collaborative in the south of England, according to new research.

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01mar by RCPsych Press Office
Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President
Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President

RCPsych President Dr Adrian James expressed his immense sadness today at the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott, the first woman President of the College.

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15feb by RCPsych Digital Team
1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD
1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD

1 in 3 (35%) Covid-19 patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research published in BJPsych Open.

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09feb by RCPsych Press Office
Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic
Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic

Mental health hospitals in England are operating at capacity, a recent survey from the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

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29jan by RCPsych Press Office
Six in ten Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic psychiatrists have experienced racism at work
Six in ten Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic psychiatrists have experienced racism at work

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for urgent action to tackle racism in mental healthcare.

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21jan by RCPsych Press Office
The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan
The Royal College of Psychiatrists publishes a new Equality Action Plan

The Royal College of Psychiatrists is today launching a new Equality Action Plan, which sets out the plan to promote equality and equitable outcomes for College members, staff, mental health staff, and patients and carers.

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14jan by RCPsych Digital team
  • Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds
    Country in the grip of a mental health crisis with children worst affected, new analysis finds

    Children and young people are bearing the brunt of the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic, new analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

    More information Press release
    08apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities
    RCPsych response to the report of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

    The College issues a statement in response to the Government's report by the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.

    More information Statement / comment
    01apr by RCPsych Press Office
  • Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third
    Thousands of young people missing out on drug and alcohol treatment as budgets cut by over a third

    New analysis by the Royal College of Psychiatrists shows £26m (37%) in real terms has been cut from youth addiction services in England between 2013/14 and 2019/20.

    More information Press release
    28mar by RCPsych Press Office
  • Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges
    Combat the mental health fallout of COVID-19 by improving access to social prescribing, say Royal Colleges

    Access to social prescribing services must be expanded to help tackle the mental health consequences of loneliness and isolation caused by COVID-19, says a new report published by two Medical Royal Colleges.

    More information Statement / comment
    18mar by RCPsych Press Office
  • Hidden epidemic of eating disorders because of COVID-19, new research finds
    Hidden epidemic of eating disorders because of COVID-19, new research finds

    Referrals to eating disorder inpatient settings and emergency admissions to acute hospitals have increased by a fifth and waiting times have doubled since the pandemic in a Provider Collaborative in the south of England, according to new research.

    More information Press release
    01mar by RCPsych Press Office
  • Dr Adrian James comments on Lancet Psychiatry paper on severe mental illness and COVID-19 vaccination
    Dr Adrian James comments on Lancet Psychiatry paper on severe mental illness and COVID-19 vaccination

    Dr Adrian James comments on a Lancet Psychiatry paper reviewing national COVID-19 vaccine deployment plans across 20 European countries.

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    19feb by RCPsych Press Office
  • Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President
    Dame Fiona Caldicott: A message from the President

    RCPsych President Dr Adrian James expressed his immense sadness today at the death of Dame Fiona Caldicott, the first woman President of the College.

    More information Statement / comment
    15feb by RCPsych Digital Team
  • 1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD
    1 in 3 Covid patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of PTSD

    1 in 3 (35%) Covid-19 patients put on a ventilator experience extensive symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to new research published in BJPsych Open.

    More information Press release
    09feb by RCPsych Press Office
  • Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic
    Lack of beds leaves patients with serious mental illness without treatment during the pandemic

    Mental health hospitals in England are operating at capacity, a recent survey from the Royal College of Psychiatrists has found.

    More information Press release
    29jan by RCPsych Press Office
  • Six in ten Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic psychiatrists have experienced racism at work
    Six in ten Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic psychiatrists have experienced racism at work

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists is calling for urgent action to tackle racism in mental healthcare.

    More information Online news
    21jan by RCPsych Press Office