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Wellbeing and ResilienceOur morning session focuses on our own mental health, wellbeing and resilience. Ourspeakers explore how the pressures of working as psychiatrists may affect our own health aswell as the specialist services that provide help. We will explore how the organisations wework for can act to bolster our resilience and how to find joy in work. We are offering threebrief introductory yoga sessions, aimed especially at those who have not tried yoga before.President’s LectureWe are delighted to host the President’s lecture, delivered by Professor Peter Mathieson,Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, and introduced by the CollegePresident, Professor Wendy Burn. Professor Mathieson will talk about university leadershipand why a medical/kidney background has been good preparation for this, some aspects ofstudent mental health, his efforts to create a sense of community and belonging at theUniversity of Edinburgh and partnership working with the NHS. Given his recent experienceworking in Hong Kong, he will draw international comparisons where possible.Treating affective disorder and preventing suicideIn the afternoon we turn our attention to prescribing for bipolar disorder and explore trends inthe prescribing of antidepressants and lithium, and we also hear about strategies forpreventing suicide in Scotland.How to registerBook your place online at: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/events/conferencesAlternatively call the Scottish Office on 0131 220 2910 or email:angela.currie@rpsych.ac.uk for more information.