About this section

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

Upcoming events

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Mind, state and society: 1960-2010

This event will take a detailed look at the history of mental health and psychiatry in British society between the years of 1960-2010. Focusing on what happened to public mental health services during this time.

  • Price £35 - £140
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Advances and emerging concepts in psychiatry

This unique event will bring together international experts to give you an update on emerging concepts in psychiatry, including new evidence on environmental risks, advances in our understanding of the link between physical and mental health, and novel treatment approaches and pharmacological treatments in psychiatry.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
Book Book


Psychiatry Section: Mental Health Foundation Research Prize


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

Submission deadline 

Saturday 29 February 2020

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

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