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

Campaigns

 

Fair Deal

This Royal College of Psychiatrists' 3-year campaign was dedicated to addressing the inequalities that people with mental health problems encounter daily in terms of their health, life chances, and inclusion. The campaign was founded on the views of psychiatrists, and service users and carers, and covered eight priorities areas.  It involved public affairs and Fair Dealcommunications work to raise awareness of the Fair Deal priorities among politicians, in the media, and among the general public, and partnership work with voluntary sector organisations and other healthcare professionals on individual projects and specific campaigns over the 3 year period.


Images of Psychiatry

This campaign aims to raise awareness amongst young people of mental health issues and of psychiatry, to reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems and to ensure user and carer issues are core to psychiatry, both in training and in day-to-day practice.

Additionally, it aims to increase the number of UK medical students choosing psychiatry as their first choice career to 10%.


Partners in CarePartners in Care logo
A joint campaign between the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Princess Royal Trust for Carers (January 2004 to October 2005)


2001 - A Mind Odyssey2001 a mind odyssey
An initiative organised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2001 to celebrate the arts, psychiatry and the mind.

2001: A Mind Odyssey aimed to inspire those involved in mental health services, both professionals and patients, to express their creativity through the arts. This celebration aimed to raise awareness of the therapeutic benefits of artistic expression and explore other aspects of people's lives and creativity.

2001: A Mind Odyssey was launched in July 2001 at the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Annual Meeting, Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London. It concluded at the 2002 College Annual Meeting, which was held at the Cardiff International Arena from the 24th to the 27th June 2002.

Changing Minds logoChanging Minds
Five year national anti-stigma campaign launched in 1998 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

 

 


Defeat depressionDefeat Depression
Five-year national campaign launched in January 1992 by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in association with the Royal College of General Practitioners.


Sue Bailey

Recovery and Resilience: Our President's Campaign

This campaign aims to bring together and highlight the work that many psychiatrists and other mental health professionals are involved in, across all specialities, to disseminate good practice, and innovative and effective initiatives.

 

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