Accessibility Page Navigation
Style sheets must be enabled to view this page as it was intended.
The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness


Psychiatrists' Support Service

To contact the Psychiatrists' Support Service please
telephone: 020 7245 0412  or e-mail:

The Psychiatrists' Support Service is a free, confidential support and advice service for members, trainee members and associates of the Royal College of Psychiatrists who find themselves in difficulty or in need of support. There is a dedicated telephone helpline, where calls are kept separate from the main College phone line, and this will be answered by the service manager. If appropriate, you will be put in touch with another psychiatrist who will be able to talk through the issues with you and offer support or signpost you to appropriate services.

The contents of these webpages include:


‘Building resilience through support – coping with difficult challenges


Monday 19 October 2015

Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London.  E1 8BB


A one-day conference from the Psychiatrists’ Support Service at the Royal College of Psychiatrists

This one-day conference has been organised by the Psychiatrists’ Support Service. It will be suitable for doctors at all stages of their career.

Through talks, debate and workshops, the conference aims to provide opportunities for delegates to discuss ways of creating a healthy and effective workforce, improving personal resilience and dealing with challenges during a career pathway.

Talks will include areas like values-based clinical practice, developing functional teams and physician health. There will be a debate on GMC processes including recent changes and a proposal to develop a National Support Service.

The workshops will provide opportunities to focus on specific areas like support for trainees, mentoring, managing transitions, guidance on managing serious clinical incidents and investigations.

Confirmed speakers include:


Professor Steve Peters: English Sports Psychiatrist and author of The Chimp Paradox

Anna Rowlands: ‎Assistant Director of Policy, Business Transformation and Safeguarding at the GMC

Dr Clare Gerada MBE: Medical Director of the Practitioner Health Programmer and a former chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners

Dr Debbie Cohen OBE: Reader, Director, Student Support, School of Medicine Director, Medic Support and the Centre for Psychosocial Research, Occupational and Physician Health

Professor Bill Fulford: Honourary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Oxford; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School. Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice, DoH, London.

Spaces are limited and expected to sell out. Register your place by following the link here.

Enquiries to

[include Twitter symbol]Follow us @rcpsych #supportpsychsconference


We are looking to improve this website. We would value any comments that you have about the site and welcome suggestions for future development. Please e-mail with any comments or enter them in the box below and then click on submit. If you use the online form, your responses will be kept anonymous.