As the principal organisation representing psychiatrists in Australia and Aotearoa 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 access to RANZCP Journals
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request full text of any article in Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry or Australasian Psychiatry for media use.
►NSW Government delay on Ice Inquiry recommendations is costing lives
(Joint statement with RACP, RACGP, AMA NSW)
►Family, domestic and sexual violence - A perspective from the future
(Joint statement with University of Sydney, Illawarra Women's Health Clinic, Medecins sans Frontieres)
►Significant hospital wait times a symptom of systemic failure
(Joint statement with ACEM)
►An open letter to all Victorians (Joint statement)
►Medical decisions should be made by medical professionals
(Joint statement with ACEM, ADC, ACSEP, ACRRM, ANZCA, CICM, RACP, RACMA, RACGP, RANZCOG, RANZCP and RANZCR)
►Leading medical authorities ask Parliament to maintain Medevac law
(Joint statement with RACP, ACEM, ACD, ACRRM, ANZCA, CICM, RACMA, RACGP, RANZCOG and RANZCR)
►Health bodies declare Aboriginal youth suicide an urgent national priority
(Joint statement with NACCHO and RACP)
►Queensland doctors call on State Government to save lives
(Joint statement with ACEM, ACRRM, RACGP and AMAQld )
►Canadian, New Zealand and Australian medical colleges unite in support of gender equality
(Joint statement as part of the Tri-nation alliance)
08 December 2022
The RANZCP is proud to work in two countries with strong commitments to human rights.
05 December 2022
The peak body of psychiatrists has welcomed the Rural Psychiatry Training program being launched in Western Australia today.
05 December 2022
The peak body of psychiatrists has welcomed the decision made by the Western Australia Government to ban LGBTQIA+ conversion therapy in the state.
25 November 2022
The peak body for psychiatrists has welcomed Victorian Liberal and National parties’ election commitment to deliver more than 200,000 additional psychiatry appointments and fund 168 new trainee positions as part of their Mental Health Workforce Strategy.
18 November 2022
The peak body for psychiatrists has welcomed Victorian Labor Party’s election commitment to deliver 50-60 new local mental health services but has noted ongoing concerns about lack of clinical workforce, especially psychiatrists, which will present major challenges to the success of services.
26 October 2022
The peak body for psychiatrists, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), welcomes key mental health initiatives to improve affordable access to mental health treatment within the interim Australian Federal budget.
18 October 2022
Victoria’s current public mental health and wellbeing system lacks capacity, both in terms of infrastructure and workforce, to manage its core business - caring for those with mental illness and psychological distress, the peak body for psychiatrists in Victoria says.
17 October 2022
The Federal Government’s announcement that it is restoring bulk billed telehealth psychiatry consultations for Australians living outside metro areas is a promising first step towards improving the accessibility and affordability of mental health services for all Australians, the peak body for psychiatrists in Australia says.
07 October 2022
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists is marking Veterans’ Health Week by shining a light on the need to address defence and veteran suicide rates in the country
30 September 2022
RANZCP acknowledges the significance of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022
26 August 2022
Psychiatrists call for end to detention of children in adult prisons
22 August 2022
Psychiatrists welcome the passing of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022
15 August 2022
RANZCP urges action to address defence and veteran suicide rates
12 August 2022
RANZCP welcomes action by Honeysuckle Health and nib buying group to ensure entering the local market won't impact the quality of mental health treatment for Australians.
08 August 2022
Psychiatrists back NZ health reform.
03 August 2022
RANZCP ACT Branch applauds $70 million boost to mental health in the ACT.
29 July 2022
RANZCP and APS call for inclusion in Strengthening Medicare Taskforce
04 July 2022
The peak body for psychiatrists has welcomed the appointment of key personnel to the Victorian Government’s mental health Independent Review panel.
01 July 2022
RANZCP is disappointed with the federal government's decision not to extend temporary COVID-19 telehealth items.
28 June 2022
The peak body for psychiatrists welcomes the appointment of three key mental health roles within the Victorian Government.
21 June 2022
Urgent action is needed to address the use of seclusion and restraint in Victorian mental health services, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Victorian Branch says.
21 June 2022
The peak body for psychiatrists has welcomed the introduction of the Victorian Government’s Mental Health and Wellbeing Bill 2022, saying the Bill, introduced in Parliament today, marks a significant transformation in Victorian mental health legislation.
21 June 2022
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Queensland Chair, Prof Brett Emmerson, said the $1.645 billion over 5 years allocated in today’s budget is a big step in the right direction when it comes to mental health funding in the state. The final recurrent increase to budget is $418 million.
08 June 2022
Chair of the RANZCP Queensland Branch Committee, Professor Brett Emmerson AM, says it is critical the Queensland Government act swiftly to implement the recommendations of the Mental Health Select Committee report, which stemmed from the Inquiry that the RANZCP was instrumental in ensuring took place.
03 June 2022
SA serious about fixing broken system
01 June 2022
RANZCP again calls for mental health support in detention centres after death at Villawood
26 May 2022
RANZCP marks National Sorry Day with renewed commitment
25 May 2022
Psychiatrists congratulate incoming Prime Minister and Labor government on election win
16 May 2022
Psychiatrists say strong leadership on climate vital to mental health
16 May 2022
Psychiatrists say jobs and strong safety net key to maintaining mental health as pandemic continues
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