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  • RANZCP engagement with the pharmaceutical industry

    Ethics

    This position statement is under review.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Jul 2023
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#78
    • Under review
  • Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the Australian Constitution

    The RANZCP calls for reform of the Australian Constitution to support the mental health and human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Apr 2023
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#68
    • Current
  • ADHD across the lifespan

    ADHD

    This Position Statement acknowledges Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) as a major mental disorder and presents principles to develop a more appropriate, accessible, equitable health system that caters for the needs of people with ADHD across their lifespan. URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Mar 2023
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#55
    • Current
  • Safety and wellbeing of psychiatrists and those in psychiatry training

    Doctor's health

    This position statement highlights the critical importance of the safety and wellbeing of psychiatrists and those in psychiatry training for competent and safe psychiatry practice. URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Feb 2023
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#48
    • Current
  • Children with conduct disorder

    Children & adolescents

    Broad principles to guide governments, agencies, and services in meeting the mental health care needs of children with conduct disorder. URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#111
    • Current
  • Autism: Addressing the mental health needs of Autistic people

    Autism

    This position statement addresses the significant challenges and unmet mental health needs of Autistic people. URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#110
    • Current
  • Intellectual disabilities (ID): Addressing the mental health needs of people with ID

    Intellectual disability

    This position statement addresses the significant challenges and unmet mental health needs for people with intellectual disability. URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#109
    • Current
  • Relationships between old age psychiatry and geriatric medicine

    Old age psychiatry and geriatric medical services need to work closely together to ensure the best treatment and care of older people.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Oct 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#31
    • Current
  • Diagnostic manuals

    Diagnostic manuals

    Diagnostic manuals allow clinicians, teachers and researchers to ensure consistency in diagnosis. However, the complexity of patients’ presentations often do not fit neatly into diagnostic categories. URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Sep 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#77
    • Current
  • Pacific Mental Health in Aotearoa New Zealand

    The position statement identifies RANZCP’s commitment to improving Pacific mental health and providing effective health care that meets the specific cultural needs of Pacific populations.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Jul 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#108
    • Current
  • Dementia - Antipsychotic medications to care for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms

    Dementia, Position statement

    This Position Statement details best practice when considering the use of antipsychotic
    medications to care for people with behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD). URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Jun 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS #112
    • Current
  • Rural psychiatry

    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) calls for dedicated strategies and funding to increase the number of psychiatrists working in rural and remote communities.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Feb 2022
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#65
    • Current
  • Recognising the significance of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

    This Position Statement aims to describe Te Tiriti within the context of improving hauora Māori (Māori health) and the steps the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is taking to meet its responsibilities under Te Tiriti.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Feb 2022
    • Published in New Zealand
    • PS#107
    • Current
  • The mental health impacts of climate change

    This position statement recognises the mental health impacts of climate change and supports policy change that addresses these impacts.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#106
    • Current
  • Principles for mental health systems

    This position statement outlines key principles of optimal mental health systems to inform governments and funders and achieve the best possible outcomes for consumers and the wider community.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • #PS37
    • Current
  • Cultural safety

    Cultural safety

    This position statement advocates for universal cultural safety in mental health systems, services, and care. URL Position statement

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#105
    • Current
  • The mental health needs of children in care or at risk of entering care

    Children in care or at risk of entering care experience high rates of developmental and mental health problems, and therefore warrant special attention and priority access to multi-disciplinary mental health care that is competent in meeting their complex care needs.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Dec 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#59
    • Current
  • Perinatal mental health services

    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has developed this position statement to provide an overview of what is required to adequately provide perinatal mental health services to parents and their babies and families.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Oct 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • #PS57
    • Current
  • Partnering with people with a lived experience

    This position statement has been co-produced by those with a lived experience of a mental health condition and psychiatrists.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Sep 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • Current
  • Partnering with carers in mental healthcare

    The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has developed this position statement to affirm the importance and value of respectful and cooperative partnerships between psychiatrists and carers.

    Position statement
    • Last updated: Sep 2021
    • Published in Australia
    • PS#76
    • Current