About this section

The Psychiatry Section’s purpose is for the study and promotion of knowledge in all that relates to psychiatry.


The Mind Matters webinar series

The RSM Psychiatry Section has a new in-conversation webinar series with psychology professionals from across many different sectors. These webinars will be available to access later online by those who have registered but cannot be present for the live broadcast. Check out and book the webinars below. 

Upcoming events

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Sport and mental health: What can Psychiatry teach us?

This is the first of a series of Mind Matters webinars presented by the RSM Psychiatry section. 

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones OBE, President-elect of the Psychiatry Section at RSM, will be interviewing Dr Amit Mistry and Dr Allan Johnston to discuss some of their key work related to breaking down the mental health stigma and managing mental illness within sport.

Book Book


Psychiatry Section: Mental Health Foundation Research Prize


  • First prize: £750
  • Second prize: £100

Submission deadline 

Submission closed

Open to
Open to all psychologist and psychiatrists in accredited training or research posts in the UK at the time of publication

Application guidelines

This prize is to be awarded for the most outstanding published paper reporting original research work by the principal author in the last year.

Entries should consist of a covering letter explaining, the significance of the publication and attachments of:

  • The published article or the article and a letter of acceptance from the publisher
  • A short CV of the applicant
Submissions are closed

Psychiatry Section: Students and trainees award


  • First prize: A year's membership to the RSM and a cash prize for outstanding contributions.

Submission deadline
Sunday 12 July 2020

Open to
Medical students, foundation and specialist trainees.

Application guidelines

Show your potential as an outstanding psychiatrist for the future. 
Submissions should consist of an abstract of no more than 300 words and an essay of no more than 3000 words of an anonymised case history or series, a research report, an essay or elective report; reflecting your experience and interests in psychiatry.  Submissions should be accompanied with a summary CV and a covering letter. Your career stage will be taken into consideration when judging.

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Valeria Mondelli


Henrietta Bowden-Jones