Media centre

Press Office

The RCPsych press office can provide journalists with information and comment on a wide range of issues relating to psychiatry, mental health and the work of the College.

We have plenty of media-friendly psychiatrists willing to talk about their specialist areas.

Practical Advice on Working with the Media

Press releases

For our top stories this year and an archive of previous years see Latest news.

Documentary and film requests

Please download and complete our filming request form (docx) returning it to along with your proof of commission and we will respond to your request as soon as we can.

Where possible, the Royal College of Psychiatrists will always endeavour to support media work that could benefit the lives of people living with mental illness. However, due to the sheer number of media enquiries we receive, we can only work on projects that have received a definite broadcast commission. 

Policy and Parliament

Read about College policy, and our public affairs and parliamentary work.

Strategic Communications

Our department supports the College and its officers to deliver on its mission to improve the lives of people with mental illness.

As part of this remit, we can also help you communicate with policy makers, the media or with the other College members.

See our induction pack for College chairs and leads (member login required) to find out more about what we do, as well as what we can do for you in terms of help, support and advice.

Read more to receive further information regarding a career in psychiatry