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

Public Engagement Committee (PEC)

 

The Public Engagement Committee (PEC) is a standing committee of Council and meets four times per year. The duties of PEC, as stipulated in the College Bye Laws, are to improve the understanding and awareness of mental health issues by the general public and the media, and to raise the profile of the profession of Psychiatry and of the College. The College Regulations note that PEC shall advise the Council upon all public education and public engagement activities of the College.

Chaired by: Associate Registrar for Public Education: Dr Tony Rao

Contact person: thomas.kennedy@rcpsych.ac.uk

 

The Membership of the Committee
The Associate Registrar for Public Engagement (Chair)
The President, Registrar and Dean (ex-officio)
The Public Education Officer for each Division and for each Faculty
The Editor of the College e-newsletter
One representative of the Psychiatric Trainees’ Committee, nominated by that Committee
Two patient and two carer representatives nominated by the nominated by the Service User’s Forum and the Carers’ Forum respectively
A representative of the Public Education Editorial Board nominated by that Board
One representative of the Child and Family Public Education Editorial Board, nominated by that Board

 

In addition, College members with particular enthusiasm for and experience in public engagement are co-opted onto the Committee.

Two sub-committees report to PEC:

  1. The Public Engagement Editorial Board;
  2. The Child and Family Public Engagement Editorial Board.

 

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