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16 September 2020

The RCPsych is holding a series of four roundtable meetings to discuss how to promote race equality, and equalities in the round.

The first meeting, which looked at race equality at the College, occurred on Friday 18 September and was chaired by Rehab Faculty Chair and Presidential Lead for Race Equality Dr Raj Mohan.

The second roundtable meeting looked at race equality in mental health services, was chaired by the College’s other Presidential Lead for Race Equality Dr Lade Smith and took place on Thursday 24 September.

The third roundtable meeting took place on Thursday 1 October. It looked at equality, in the round, at the College, and was chaired by the Chair of the College’s Rainbow Special Interest Group (SIG) Dr Maire Cooney, who is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Renfrewshire Rehabilitation Centre, at the Dykebar Hospital, in Paisley.

The fourth and final roundtable, which looked at equality, in the round, in mental health services, was held on Wednesday 7 October at 12pm and was chaired by Dr Beena Rajkumar and Dr Ruth Reed, who are the Co-Chairs of the College’s Women in Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG).

The discussion at the four roundtables will help shape the College’s new Equality Action Plan, which is being put together as a result of the new President Adrian James’s promise to prioritise diversity and equality during his three-year term, which began on 1 July.

The virtual roundtable meetings will be open sessions and any members, patients or carers who want to view the discussions will be able to log in and watch.

The RCPsych Equality Action Plan will promote equality for College members, healthcare workers, patients, carers and College staff.

Note: this page was updated on 21, 24, 29 September, and 5  and 20 October to indicate that the earlier roundtable events have now happened and to remove registration links for upcoming roundtables.


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