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 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 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)
17 January 2022
RANZCP has commended the government for its quick response in addressing key services gaps in the new telehealth arrangements.
13 January 2022
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has written to the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, calling for urgent changes to the new permanent telehealth arrangements.
23 December 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Queensland Branch has welcomed the announcement of a $200 million funding boost for Queensland health services in anticipation of an increase in COVID-19 cases.
14 December 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has commended the Federal Government on its investment of $308.6 million to strengthen health care delivery for all and specifically the $106 million to make telehealth a permanent feature of our health care system.
14 December 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed approval by the Australian Medical Council (AMC) of its proposal for alternative assessment pathways for candidates affected by the recent Objective Structured Clinical Exam (OSCE) cancellation.
13 December 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) welcomes the Victorian Government’s $18.4 million funding increase to mental health training for junior doctors in anticipation of the additional workforce investment.
03 December 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Queensland Branch welcomes the release of the terms of reference for the new parliamentary inquiry into mental health services in Queensland.
26 November 2021
The Tu Te Akaaka Roa – the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) New Zealand National Committee has welcomed a new report, which highlights the increasing burden and stresses many psychiatrists are facing in their work.
04 November 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has welcomed the final report of the Select Committee’s inquiry into Mental Health and Suicide Prevention.
01 November 2021
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) welcomes the listing of Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) therapy on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
29 October 2021
Tu Te Akaaka Roa – the New Zealand National Committee at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP), has reiterated support for vaccination as a key health measure to protect against COVID-19.
15 October 2021
The RANZCP has called for the minimum age of criminal responsibility to be raised in New Zealand.
07 October 2021
A joint statement on the NSW Ice Inquiry with RACP, RACGP and AMA NSW.
29 September 2021
A recent survey shows that specialist mental health and addiction services are currently under significant stress in Aotearoa.
22 September 2021
Psychiatrists from all over New Zealand, have dialled in virtually to the RANZCP 2021 New Zealand Conference to discuss the mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
16 September 2021
Mental health professionals from all over New Zealand and abroad will dial in for the RANZCP 3-day 2021 New Zealand Conference from 22-24 September 2021.
09 September 2021
The RANZCP WA Branch has welcomed the mental health measures handed down in the Western Australian State Budget 2021-22 as a good start and a promising sign.
01 September 2021
The RANZCP has described the impact of COVID restrictions, on the mental health and wellbeing of our communities as very concerning.
31 August 2021
The RANZCP has welcomed the development of the new Victorian Mental Health and Wellbeing Act 2021.
27 August 2021
The RANZCP Tasmanian Branch has welcomed the mental health announcements included in the Tasmanian Budget 2021-22.
25 August 2021
The RANZCP has expressed concerns for the humanitarian and mental health crisis emerging after the resurgence of Taliban activity in Afghanistan.
19 August 2021
The RANZCP Victorian Branch has expressed deep concern for the mental health and wellbeing of our state’s youth.
05 August 2021
The RANZCP has called on the Federal Government to implement MBS item numbers for the delivery of psychiatry services to private hospital inpatients via telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
03 August 2021
The RANZCP welcomes the New Zealand Government’s apology for the Dawn Raids.
30 June 2021
The RANZCP has reminded people to check in with their mental health and wellbeing during this difficult time.
23 June 2021
The RANZCP Vic Branch has welcomed the Victorian Government’s decision to extend the consultation period for the review of the Mental Health Act.
22 June 2021
The RANZCP NSW Branch has applauded the New South Wales Government’s funding announcements for mental health, handed down in the NSW State Budget 2021-2022.
22 June 2021
The RANZCP SA Branch has welcomed the $163 million mental health package handed down in the South Australian State Budget 2021-22 as a good start and a promising sign, however emphasised much more will be needed to fix the system.
21 June 2021
The RANZCP NSW Branch has congratulated Minister Taylor, Premier Berejiklian and Treasurer Perottet on this critical investment in MH services for children and adolescents in NSW.
16 June 2021
The RANZCP Qld Branch has criticised the Queensland Government on the lack of mental health support outlined in the State Budget 2021-22.
10 June 2021
The RANZCP has urged the Queensland Government to commit to a clear and comprehensive strategy for reform of the Queensland mental health system in the upcoming State Budget.
09 June 2021
The RANZCP has called upon the Federal Government to reunite the Biloela family as the youngest daughter receives medical care in Perth.
08 June 2021
The RANZCP has expressed its concern regarding the recent news of the imminent closure of the Danila Dilba Clinic to new patients.
07 December 2020
With the Western Australian election only three months away, the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Western Australia Branch has called on the Government to provide access, for all Western Australians, to a high-quality mental health system which can provide a seamless continuum of care, from acute crisis care to ongoing recovery and rehabilitation services in the community.
17 November 2020
The Andrew’s Government announced $5.3 billion Big Housing Build to be included in next week’s State Budget 2020-21.
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