Follow our Race Equality Roundtables

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16 September 2020

The RCPsych will hold the first of four roundtable meetings to discuss how to promote race equality, and equalities in the round, this Friday at 3pm.

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 view the discussions will be able to log in and watch.

How to follow the roundtable discussions

First roundtable – Race equality at the College

The first roundtable meeting, which will look at race equality at the College, will be chaired by Rehab Faculty Chair and Presidential Lead for Race Equality Dr Raj Mohan.

Friday 18 September, 3pm-5pm via Zoom

Register to follow the first roundtable

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar as an observer. 

Please note, as this is a meeting rather than a webinar, this event will not be recorded or available to watch on demand.

Second roundtable - Race equality in mental health services

The second roundtable meeting, which will look at race equality in mental health services, will be chaired by the College’s other Presidential Lead for Race Equality Dr Lade Smith.

Thursday 24 September, 1pm-3pm 

See the College website homepage next week to see how to register.

Third and fourth roundtables

The third roundtable meeting, on Thursday 1 October, starting at 12.30pm, will look at equality, in the round, at the College, and be 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 will look at equality, in the round, in mental health services, will be held on Wednesday 7 October at 12pm and be chaired by either Dr Beena Rajkumar or Dr Ruth Reed, who are the Co-Chairs of the College’s Women in Mental Health Special Interest Group (SIG).

Information on how to follow these will be provided nearer the time.

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


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