Recognition for a Peninsula Health psychiatrist with a passion for mental health

Peninsula Health Clinical Director of Mental Health Richard Newton. Photo taken prior to Covid-19 restrictions. 

Improving services to people in the community with significant mental health problems is what drives Richard Newton every day.

Our Clinical Director of Mental Health has now been recognised for his exceptional service to psychiatry, awarded with the 2021 College Citation from The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

 “It is a great honour to be awarded the RANZCP 2021 college citation.  However I am always aware that work in Mental Health is a team effort and all my colleagues deserve recognition,” says Prof Newton. 

“Indeed the people who most deserve awards are our consumers and carers, who have to cope every day with extraordinary challenges.” 

College Citations have been award by the RANZCP since 1986, with this year’s presentations of the awards and grants to be held in Hobart this May.