The winners of this year’s Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards were announced on November 8th and each winner, or winning team, was presented with their trophy. Individual prizes include “medical student of the year” and “psychiatric communicator of the year”. Teams are recognized with prizes which include “psychiatric team of the year: older age adults” and “psychiatric team of the year: outstanding contribution to sustainability”.
The RCPsych hosted the ceremony - now in its eight year - at its own home in Prescot Street in the shadow of the Tower of London. Some 300 guests working in psychiatry and mental health attended.
Judges were hugely impressed by this year’s quality of entries received for each category of the award. Musician, journalist and Church of England priest, The Reverend Richard Coles, hosted the awards. Reverend Coles expressed how delighted he was to be part of the College’s Awards.
Professor Sir Simon Wessely, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, congratulated the shortlisted individuals and teams before the proceedings began. Alastair Campbell, a writer and strategist who is a prominent ambassador for Mental Health Campaigns in the UK, presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Professor Femi Oyebode.
Details of all the RCPsych Awards 2016 winners, including a gallery of photos and a short video about Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Professor Oyebode can be found on the RCPsych website: http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/discoverpsychiatry/rcpsychawards2016shortlist/rcpsychawards2016-winners.aspx
Prof Femi Oyebode with Prof Sir Simon Wessely