Welcome to The Welsh Psychiatric Society
The Welsh Psychiatric Society (WPS) celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2010. During that time almost every aspect of psychiatric practice has altered. Over the last few years Wales has developed a new confidence and the country is now buoyant and vibrant. Several factors have played a part but particularly devolved government, the growth of bilingualism and thriving performing arts.
There have also been important developments in research such as the Medical Research Council centre for neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics in Cardiff, the National Centre for Mental Health, the Mental Health Research Network Cymru and NEURODEM the Wales Dementias and Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network. The WPS also enjoys close working relationships with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. The WPS organises regular scientific and other meetings, awards prizes for undergraduate and post graduate achievement in psychiatry and is a major player within psychiatry in Wales.