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

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 Healt 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

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

Psychiatrists commend budget boost to mental health workforce

04 May 2022

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed the 2022–23 Victorian State Budget’s $1.3 billion of investment announced for new mental health initiatives which prioritises building workforce capacity.

Budget leaves mental health still waiting on much needed reform

31 March 2022

RANZCP welcomes $648.6 million of new mental health investment in the budget but says key reforms are still required to improve patient care for all Australians.

 

NSW psychiatrists welcome Illawarra’s new trauma recovery centre

31 March 2022

The NSW Branch of the RANZCP welcomes the Federal Government’s new funding for the establishment of the Illawarra Trauma Recovery Centre for victim survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence.

SA election result shows how far we’ve come in attitudes to mental health

23 March 2022

RANZCP says SA Labor Party win shows  the public will back those who recognise the importance of health and mental health. 

Infant, Child and Adolescent Mental health announcement welcomed by mental health experts

21 March 2022

Psychiatrists welcome WA government's commitment to recommendations from the final report into public mental health services for minors in WA.

RANZCP calls for urgent work to close the gap in mental health

17 March 2022

RANZCP reiterates calls for governments to act and ensure there is affordable and equitable access to culturally safe mental health care for all Indigenous peoples.

 

View older media releases in our News Archive.