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Media centre

As the principal organisation representing psychiatrists in Australia and New Zealand, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) can put the media in touch with psychiatrists in relation to stories on mental health issues.

A range of psychiatrists are available to comment on issues relevant to psychiatry and mental health.

Media enquiries

Sarah Carr
Advisor, Media and Communications
T +61 (0)3 9601 4981
M +61 437 315 911
media@ranzcp.org

Media access to RANZCP Journals

Contact media@ranzcp.org to request full text of any article in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry or Australasian Psychiatry for media use.

Joint statements

Health bodies declare aboriginal youth suicide an urgent national priority_NACCHO, RACP [PDF; 114 KB]
Queensland doctors call on State Government to save lives_ACEM, acrrm, RACGP, AMAQld [PDF; 148 KB]
Canadian, New Zealand and Australian medical colleges unite in support of gender equality_Tri-nation Alliance [PDF; 147 KB]


Media releases

Public mental health confidence crisis not addressed

21 June 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists New South Wales Branch (RANZCP NSW Branch) welcomes the government’s budget commitment to deliver on election promises for perinatal beds and the improvement in eating disorder services.

RANZCP statement in response to death at Fiona Stanley Hospital

21 June 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Western Australian Branch (RANZCP WA Branch) expresses deep sadness at the death of a woman admitted to Perth’s Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) last week.

An opportunity to lift the wellbeing of all New Zealanders

12 June 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed the promise by the New Zealand Government of an independent commission to oversee mental health and addiction services.

Wellbeing Budget 2019 cautiously welcomed by psychiatrists

07 June 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand National Committee – Tu Te Akaaka Roa – cautiously welcomed the announcements on mental health and addiction in the Wellbeing Budget 2019.

A step towards remedying Victoria’s psychiatry workforce shortages

29 May 2019

The Victorian Budget 2019–2020 provides welcome measures to ease psychiatry workforce pressures in Victoria’s mental health system, while the recommendations of the current royal commission are awaited.

QLD psychiatrists call for extra community mental health funding

22 May 2019

Community mental health services in Queensland have insufficient staff to carry out their work, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Queensland Branch (RANZCP QLD Branch) has warned.

Psychiatrists look forward to working with re-elected government

21 May 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) congratulates Prime Minister Scott Morrison on the re-election of the Coalition Government on the weekend.

WA Government Meth Plan positive but action needed now, psychiatrists say

09 May 2019

The Western Australian Branch of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP WA Branch) welcomes the announcement by Premier Mark McGowan of the investment of $42.5 million in addressing the harm caused by methamphetamine.
 

RANZCP calls for urgent action on crisis mental health care for all

09 May 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) along with other peak bodies, health professionals, people with lived experience of mental illness and carers calls on governments to urgently improve the quality of crisis mental health care for all Australians.
 

Advertising medicines more likely to cause harm than benefit

08 May 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) strongly opposes the targeted advertising of prescription medicines and medical devices directly to end users.
 

RANZCP calls for shift in mental health system design and investment

03 May 2019

Even though almost half (45%) of all Australians experience one or more mental illness in their lifetime, less than half of those (46%) access treatment each year.
 

Mental health and addiction faces four challenges

01 May 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists’ (RANZCP) New Zealand National Committee – Tu Te Akaaka Roa – tautoko the key principles in the Mental Health and Addiction Inquiry’s report, He Ara Oranga, but identified four high-level priority areas not yet given sufficient attention.
 

RANZCP welcomes Ms Moe Milne as Kaumātua

18 April 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) extends a warm welcome to Ms Moe Milne as recently appointed Kaumātua.
 

Report shows stark reality of Victoria’s mental health system

12 April 2019

Victorian Branch Chair Richard Newton responds to the Victorian Auditor General's report, Access to Mental Health Services.

RANZCP Foundation to be launched at 2019 Congress

04 April 2019

The College is pleased to announce that the newly established RANZCP Foundation will officially be launched at Congress 2019 by President-Elect, Associate Professor John Allan.

RANZCP welcomes $736.6 million investment to improve mental health

03 April 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) welcomes the $736.6 million investment in mental health announced last night in the Government’s 2019–2020 federal budget.

Chronic pain is a mental health issue, too

28 March 2019

Debilitating chronic pain affects more than 1 in 5 New Zealanders and is increasing among New Zealanders who are over 55, particularly for Māori, according to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). 

A message from the New Zealand National Committee of the RANZCP

20 March 2019

The New Zealand National Committee (Tu Te Akaaka Roa) of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) views the brutal and racist attack on two mosques in Christchurch as an attack on all citizens of New Zealand.

RANZCP statement in response to the Christchurch shootings

15 March 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) expresses its concern and deep sadness at the terrifying events in Christchurch this afternoon.

RANZCP President launches Competency Standards Framework for Clinicians

28 February 2019

The RANZCP President and Chair of the Migrant and Refugee Women’s Health Partnership, Dr Kym Jenkins, has launched a new Competency Standards Framework for Clinicians at the RANZCP Head Office.
 

 

View older media releases in our News Archive.