Media centre

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 enquiries

Tel +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

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)


Media releases

Psychiatrists request urgent action to address veteran mental health needs and suicide prevention

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

RANZCP acknowledges the significance of Mental Health Awareness Week Week 2022

30 September 2022

RANZCP acknowledges the significance of Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Psychiatrists say the detention of children in adult prisons must stop

26 August 2022

Psychiatrists call for end to detention of children in adult prisons

Psychiatrists welcome the passing of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 

22 August 2022

Psychiatrists welcome the passing of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2022 

Urgent action must be taken to address defence and veteran suicide rates: psychiatrists

15 August 2022

RANZCP urges action to address defence and veteran suicide rates

Best interests of patients and healthcare providers must always come first

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.

Long awaited alcohol reform: psychiatrists back Alcohol Amendment Bill

08 August 2022

Psychiatrists back NZ health reform.

ACT Budget delivers boost for mental health

03 August 2022

RANZCP ACT Branch applauds $70 million boost to mental health in the ACT.

Mental health must remain front of mind for Strengthening Medicare Taskforce

29 July 2022

RANZCP and APS call for inclusion in Strengthening Medicare Taskforce

RANZCP welcomes appointments to mental health Independent Review Panel

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.

Decision to end telehealth

01 July 2022

RANZCP is disappointed with the federal government's decision not to extend temporary COVID-19 telehealth items.

RANZCP welcomes new mental health leadership within Victorian Government

28 June 2022

The peak body for psychiatrists welcomes the appointment of three key mental health roles within the Victorian Government.
 

Urgent work needed to address the use of seclusion and restraint in Victorian mental health services

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.

New legislation a crucial step forward for mental health in Victoria

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. 

QLD Budget provides much needed boost to funds for mental health

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.

Psychiatrists call on Queensland Government to implement recommendations from Mental Health Services Parliamentary Inquiry

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.

SA Budget takes big step towards fixing broken mental health system

03 June 2022

SA serious about fixing broken system

RANZCP again calls for focus on mental health needs in detention centres after death at Villawood

01 June 2022

RANZCP again calls for mental health support in detention centres after death at Villawood

RANZCP marks National Sorry Day with renewed commitment to self-determination and reconciliation

26 May 2022

RANZCP marks National Sorry Day with renewed commitment

Psychiatrists congratulate incoming Labor government and urge post-pandemic mental health action

25 May 2022

Psychiatrists congratulate incoming Prime Minister and Labor government on election win

Psychiatrists say strong leadership on climate vital to mental healthclimate vital to mental health

16 May 2022

Psychiatrists say strong leadership on climate vital to mental health

Jobs and strong safety net key to maintaining mental health as pandemic continues: psychiatrists

16 May 2022

Psychiatrists say jobs and strong safety net key to maintaining mental health as pandemic continues

 

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