A network for occupational therapy practitioners, students and educators interested in exploring sustainable practice and looking for resources. 

NHS Forest Conference 2015

We are delighted to announce our 2015 NHS Forest Conference on the 28th September at University Hospital, Birmingham. The theme is “The value of health and wellbeing at your green space” with agenda items including “how to make your green space more accessible” and “how to convince health professionals green space is a good idea”.

COT Code of Ethics expands section on sustainability

Last week saw the publication of the new COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, which includes the following quote: 

'You should work as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible in order to sustain resources. Practitioners are encouraged ‘to re-evaluate practice models and expand clinical reasoning about occupational performance to include sustainable practice’ (WFOT 2012); for example, considering the health and wellbeing co-benefits of a low carbon lifestyle (Sustainable Development Unit 2014)."

NHS Sustainability Day 2015

Are you or your team doing anything to improve the sustainability of your practice for NHS Sustainability Day???

Why don't you think about entering it for the RCPsych Sustainability Award? You could also share it with the members Psych SusNet on NHS Sustainability Day....

Some Psych SusNet members have written a report for the College on 'Sustainability in Psychiatry'. This report is going to be launched next week for NHS Sustainability Day. 

RCPsych Sustainability Awards 2015

A Call for Entries for the RCPsych award Psychiatric Team of the Year: Outstanding contribution to sustainability

The RCPsych Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry. Has your team made any improvements in sustainability? Or do you know any teams that could be entrants for the award in your area? Let them know!!

The deadline for entries is Monday, 20 April 2015.

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Making Sense of Social Prescription

The University of Westminster has published an excellent explanatory document on social prescription. It's a fantastic end to end resource with explanations of terminology, structures, different types of social prescription, and referral examples.

August, 2017

Personality disorder: using a recovery approach

This poster from the COT Annual Conference 2014 explores two Recovery Support Centres in Sussex, Bluebell House in Burgess Hill and the Lighthouse in Hove.  It briefly mentions 'triple bottom line' benefits of their recovery approach.  


Ben Whittaker, Jennie Hallett, Adele Huxley and Renee Harvey
May, 2014

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The Impact of Paper Procurement in the NHS.

The NHS has committed to reduce its carbon footprint but, aside from ensuring that legislative targets are reached, the benefits of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions are well documented. Yet the NHS faces increasing financial and service pressures; meaning that ‘green’ working is not always at the forefront of consideration. Many NHS organisations in England procure paper through the NHS Supply Chain Core Stationary list, which only contains paper produced from virgin (non-recycled) sources. As such, out of the 3.6 million reams of paper procured through NHS Supply Chain, only 29,000 were produced from recycled sources.

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