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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

December 2016

President’s Update

Professor Sir Simon WesselyPresident Simon Wessely rounds up this year’s highs and lows in psychiatry, starting with TIDS (Trump Induced Depression Syndrome).




RCPsych News

Adopt-a-book campaign

Adopt a rare book and help conserve the history of psychiatry this Christmas as a gift to family or colleagues.


Is social media making us antisocial?

Over 130 schoolchildren discuss cyber-bullying and the ‘selfie’ culture in our first primary school debate.


RCPsych Awards

Prof Femi Oyebode received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Alastair Campbell at our glittering awards ceremony.


Founding Senior Fellowship Award

The College’s Associate Registrar for Leadership and Management, Fiona Mason, has been honoured by the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management.

RCPsych’s new Chief Executive

We’re delighted to welcome Paul Rees as the College’s new Chief Executive Officer and thank Vanessa Cameron MBE, CEO since 1984, for her fantastic contribution.


Our research highlights lack of spending on mental health services

We set the national news agenda with research showing some CCGs spend as little as £10 per head on child and adolescent mental health services in 2016/17.


What really matters in children and young people’s mental health?

Our Values-Based CAMHS Commission - launched this month - puts schools at the heart of improving mental health services for children and young people.


College in Politics

Our new report includes our oral evidence to Parliamentary Committees and new methods of mental health assessment. You can also stay up to date with our Party Conferences blog if you missed it last month.

BJPsych Bulletin Survey

What would you like to see in BJPsych Bulletin? We value your feedback in this survey.

BJPsych Kaleidoscope Quiz

Read the commentary in this month’s BJPsych Kaleidoscope and take the quiz for your chance to win.

Congratulations to our November quiz winner Mao Fong Lim. Answers can be found in last month’s Kaleidoscope column.

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