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Here you'll find our press releases, our official responses to external events and other news from around the College.

We also have dedicated news pages for our Devolved Nations (Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales/Cymru) and the CCQI.

“We cannot allow childhood mental illness to become the new norm” - RCPsych
“We cannot allow childhood mental illness to become the new norm” - RCPsych

Analysis from the Royal College of Psychiatrists reveals a significant rise in the number of children and young people under 18 needing emergency care from mental health services (CAMHS).

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07feb by RCPsych Press Office
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It’s time to tackle the trap of inequality and mental illness

The Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to new data on the use of the Mental Health Act between 2022 and 2023.

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25jan by RCPsych Press Office
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RCPsych Members recognised in the 2024 New Year Honours

We are delighted that five RCPsych leaders have been recognised for their contributions to psychiatry and mental health in the New Year Honours list.

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29dec by RCPsych Press Office
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Political parties must prioritise mental health in their manifestos

Ahead of the next General Election, the College is calling on political parties to prioritise mental health.

More information Press release
20dec by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych responds to the Autumn Statement
RCPsych responds to the Autumn Statement

The College has issued our response to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement and outlined what impacts the statement has for people with severe mental illness.

More information Statement / comment
22nov by RCPsych Press Office
UK Home Office
RCPsych responds to Supreme Court ruling against Government's Rwanda policy

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has responded to the Supreme Court ruling against Government's planned policy of removing people seeking asylum to Rwanda.

More information Statement / comment
15nov by RCPsych Press Office
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Proposals to reduce benefits for people with mental illness could increase harm if implemented

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has raised concerns about proposals to reduce the number of people with a mental illness who can access benefits.

More information Statement / comment
14nov by RCPsych Press Office
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NHS ‘Talking Therapies’ review identifies barriers and opportunities in accessing care

Psychotherapy services need to be better tailored to meet the needs of Black and minoritised ethnic groups according to a new landmark review.

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01nov by RCPsych Press Office
Choose Psychiatry 2023
Stephen Fry and Alastair Campbell back RCPsych’s award-winning recruitment campaign

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has launched its Choose Psychiatry 2023 campaign.

More information Press release
24oct by RCPsych Press Office
RCPsych urges Government to act as 
children under five face lifelong mental health conditions
RCPsych urges Government to act as children under five face lifelong mental health conditions

The College has published a new report on the importance of mental health in babies and young children under five years of age.

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21oct by RCPsych Press Office
  • Stormont - Northern Ireland
    Proper investment needed to help improve mental health services for the better - writes Dr Richard Wilson

    Northern Ireland chair Dr Richard Wilson has spoken about the newly formed power-sharing government at Stormont, and the challenges the devolved nation faces in terms of delivering mental health care.

    More information Northern Ireland news, Statement / comment
    21feb by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
  • RCPsych responds to King's Fund report on mental health care
    RCPsych responds to King's Fund report on mental health care

    Dr Lade Smith CBE responds to a '360 review' of mental health care and warns England is facing a public health emergency.

    More information Statement / comment
    21feb by 'RCPsych Press Office
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    ADHD medication shortage having significant impact on children and young people, says RCPsych

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists is encouraging schools to make reasonable adjustments for students affected by the ADHD medication shortage.

    More information Statement / comment
    09feb by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to report on health of children under-five
    RCPsych responds to report on health of children under-five

    Dr Elaine Lockhart, Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Child and Adolescent Faculty, supports calls to prioritise the mental health of babies and infants.

    More information Statement / comment
    07feb by RCPsych Press Office
  • “We cannot allow childhood mental illness to become the new norm” - RCPsych
    “We cannot allow childhood mental illness to become the new norm” - RCPsych

    Analysis from the Royal College of Psychiatrists reveals a significant rise in the number of children and young people under 18 needing emergency care from mental health services (CAMHS).

    More information Press release
    07feb by RCPsych Press Office
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    Physician Associates Update February 2024

    Dr Lade Smith CBE, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has issued a statement about Physician Associates and the role they have to play.

    More information Statement / comment
    06feb by RCPsych Press Office
  • Stormont - Northern Ireland
    College welcomes possible return to power-sharing in Northern Ireland

    RCPsych NI has welcomed news of a possible return to power-sharing at the Northern Ireland Assembly.

    More information Northern Ireland news, Statement / comment
    30jan by RCPsych in Northern Ireland
  • RCPsych responds to media investigation into sexual incidents at NHS mental health trusts
    RCPsych responds to media investigation into sexual incidents at NHS mental health trusts

    Dr Lade Smith CBE, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, responds to a Sky News and Independent investigation into sexual harms at NHS mental health trusts.

    More information Statement / comment
    29jan by RCPsych Press Office
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    It’s time to tackle the trap of inequality and mental illness

    The Royal College of Psychiatrists responds to new data on the use of the Mental Health Act between 2022 and 2023.

    More information Press release
    25jan by RCPsych Press Office
  • RCPsych responds to parliamentary inquiry on Type 1 diabetes and eating disorders
    RCPsych responds to parliamentary inquiry on Type 1 diabetes and eating disorders

    A new report has outlined several ways for services to improve access to care for people with Type 1 diabetes and disordered eating.

    More information Statement / comment
    24jan by RCPsych Press Office