About this section

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

Mind Matters - Webinar series

The RSM Psychiatry Section has a new in-conversation webinar series with psychology professionals from across many different areas of sectors. 

Transforming mental health in schools and colleges – Webinar series

This webinar series bridges the gap between mental health specialists and education professionals in order to better understand how to provide thoughtful and informed care for children and young people. It explores the perspective of teachers, health professionals, policy-makers and the children and parents themselves. This series will explore the evidence-base for school-based interventions, the potential challenges and how to make positive change happen. Book today ➤

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.

Interested in joining the Section Council?

Section Councils play a pivotal role at the RSM and we are always looking for members who would like to get involved. If you would like to apply, please complete our application form and a Council representative will be in touch.

Complete the application form

Professor Henrietta Bowden-Jones
Dr Gordana Milavic
President Elect
Dr Hema Ananth
Honorary Secretary
Dr Michael Philpot
Honorary Treasurer

Upcoming psychiatry events and webinars

View all events and webinars being run by the Psychiatry Section.

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COVID-19 and mental health: What happened and what's next?

This event has been postponed. Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. This event, held jointly with the leading mental health journal The Lancet Psychiatry, provides a concise but compr...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Cancelled CPD

Society and neuroscience: The contemporary mind

This event has been cancelled. Join a starred multidisciplinary group of speakers to hear and debate about new developments and understandings in the fields of neuroscience, social science and psychia...
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

Prizes & awards

Psychiatry Section: Mental Health Foundation Research Prize


£750 and £100

Submission deadline

Thursday 4 March 2021

Open to

Juniors (excluding consultants or senior academic staff)

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
Submit here

Psychiatry Section: Students and trainees award


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

Submission deadline

Wednesday 1 September 2021

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.
Submit here

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