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

RCPsych Insight magazine


Our quarterly magazine is packed with news and opinions from psychiatrists across the UK.

We’d love to hear your feedback– please email or tweet us using #RCPsychInsight with your suggestions, feedback or queries.


RCPsych Insight Issue 4 

Autumn 2018

  • We discuss WHO’s recent decision to officially recognise gaming disorder with Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones and Dr Stephen Kaar

  • Andy Williams, author of our recent College Report on personality disorder in Scotland, talks about tackling stigma and ensuring patients receive the best care

  • Indigenous mental health groups in Australia and New Zealand: Why working with these groups requires an adapted approach


Download Issue 5 (PDF)


RCPsych Insight Issue 4 

Summer 2018

  • Stephen Fry supports the #ChoosePsychiatry campaign by encouraging medical students to enter the profession

  • Our annual International Congress is back and better than ever, with a theme – Psychiatry: New Horizons – that reflects the exciting programme of speakers and events

  • As we celebrate both the NHS turning 70 and the centenary of women’s right to vote, we take a snapshot of just some of the most inspiring and pioneering women in mental health

Download Issue 4 (PDF)


RCPsych Insight Issue 3 

Winter 2018

  • Our most successful social media campaign – how our ‘7 days to make a difference’ Twitter campaign helped avert cuts to mental health funding in England

  • Mental Health Act Review: Dr Lade Smith explains how we need to understand why black and Asian patients are reaching mental health crisis in the first place

  • Worried about retirement? Working in a disaster zone is just one of the options on offer

Download Issue 3 (PDF)


RCPsych Insight Issue 2Autumn 2017

  • The facts and figures from Choose Psychiatry, our most successful recruitment campaign

  • Dr Amar Shah explains why Quality Improvement is key to good clinical practice

  • Features about raising the profile of mental health in Malawi, and the woman who swapped astrophysics for psychiatry

Download Issue 2 (PDF)


RCPsych Insight Issue 1 

June 2017

  • Professor Sir Simon Wessely’s thoughts about stepping down after three years at the helm

  • Professor Wendy Burn on her priorities as President

  • Find out about those working in Neuroscience, Perinatal and how to combine Psychiatry with an award winning screenwriting career

Download Issue 1 (PDF)


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