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

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!

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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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

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Introductory blog from CSH's newest Occupational Therapy Sustainability Volunteer

Hello everyone, my name Anna Michell and I have become the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare’s (CSH) newest Occupational Therapy Sustainability Volunteer. My role with CSH will be to write up case studies about current sustainable Occupational Therapy practice and help with the development of the involvement of Occupational Therapists in the NHS Forest Project.

Has anyone ever organised a...

Has anyone ever organised a litter picking event with patients? Our unit is next to a stream and community park which is often very littered. I have some interest from a few patients to try to maintain these areas for the local community. I'm guessing I could approach the local council but I'm not sure where I would stand with insurance etc. If anyone has any advice I would be really grateful. Thank you.
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