Position statements

RANZCP position statements present the College stance on particular issues.

They are written in consultation with our Membership, consumers, carers and other groups.

To enquire please contact policy@ranzcp.org

September 2021 | Position statement 76

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has developed this position statement to affirm the importance and value of respectful and cooperative partnerships between psychiatrists and carers.

September 2021 | Position statement 62

This position statement has been co-produced by those with a lived experience of a mental health condition and psychiatrists.

August 2021 | Position statement 83

Evidence shows that discrimination and marginalisation experienced by the LGBTIQ+ population increases their risk of developing mental health issues, and also creates barriers to accessing services.

August 2021 | Position statement 103

This position statement developed by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) provides an overview of Gender Dysphoria and highlights the importance of respecting an individual’s gender identity.

August 2021 | Position statement 61

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is committed to the delivery of quality mental health services that seek to improve safe practice and promote optimal outcomes to those receiving care. 

May 2021 | Position statement 104

This statement affirms and strengthens the RANZCP's commitment to He Whakaputanga (Declaration of Independence) and Te Tiriti o Waitangi (Treaty of Waitangi) principles of tino rangatiratanga (self-determination), Māori health equity and meeting the needs of tangata whaiora.

May 2021 | Position statement 102

This position statement describes the role of psychiatrists in supporting the mental health of those who have experienced, or who are experiencing, family violence and those who perpetrate family violence.

December 2020 | Position statement 42

The forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families continues to affect the health and social wellbeing of communities and families.

December 2020 | Position statement 101

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) is committed to supporting people in suicidal distress and working with governments and communities to prevent suicides.

November 2020 | Position statement 100

Trauma-informed practice is an evolving concept which emphasises that trauma is a possibility in the lives of all individuals and communities.

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