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

BMJ Blogs on Sustainability: What has Climate Change got to do with Mental Health?

Daniel Maughan, the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Sustainability Fellow looks at the evidence of how climate change is impacting on mental health in the latest BMJ Blog coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. If you are interested in writing a blog on health and sustainability to go on the BMJ website, go to the BMJ Blog webpage on our website to find out what is required and to see past blogs.

 

NHS Forest is shortlisted for HSJ Awards!

The NHS Forest has been shortlisted for an HSJ award in the "Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability Category". With over 1300 entries this year we are very pleased to have got through the first round. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated staff working at our 130 NHS Forest sites who have helped make this project such a success!

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

The psychological effects of global warming

This very interesting report talks about the psychological impacts of climate change which are very worrying indeed.

It then calls for professionals in mental health to focus on this issue to bring insight and commitment to the general public before it is too late.

NWF
January, 2012

CareLand

CareLand is a pioneer group of Portuguese-Spanish, working on promotion and research of the effects of what nature’s conservation has on health and wellness.

Editorial on Environmental Sustainability in the May edition of 'International Psychiatry' Journal

The 2013 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has caused renewed concern among both clinicians and health policy makers. Climate change is continuing at an increasing rate. This guest editorial describes how climate change might affect global mental health and proposes three things that psychiatrists from every country could implement to respond appropriately to  this urgent and severe global threat. These responses are mitigation and adaptation strategies for mental health services, and the integration of sustainability into training.

Check out the resources page on Psych SusNet

NEW RCPsych sustainability award

The RCPsych have created a sustainability award this year for clinical teams who have reduced environmental impact of their practice in some way. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/discoverpsychiatry/rcpsychawards2014.aspx#sustain please do make an entry as there is a good chance of winning!

Closing date is april 28th so not long…

Also, they might not continue if there are not enough entries

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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

The psychological effects of global warming

This very interesting report talks about the psychological impacts of climate change which are very worrying indeed.

It then calls for professionals in mental health to focus on this issue to bring insight and commitment to the general public before it is too late.

NWF
January, 2012

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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.

Naturally Healthy?

On 2nd March CSH and the Ecosystems Knowledge Network delivered a Valuing Nature Programme event to ensure that tools and methods are available to

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