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!

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

The Aquaponics Garden at the Basin View Masonic Village: promoting social cohesion in a sustainable way

This is an interactive poster about a transdisciplinary and sustainability project in which I am involved - the Aquaponics Garden at the Basin View Masonic Village. This project addresses a global 'wicked' problem, lack of social cohesion/disconnectedness, from a loc

Alison Wicks & AR Studio
June, 2013

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Greener AHP Hub

The Greener AHP Hub is a resource for Allied Health Professionals.  It provides information and clear actionable steps which AHPs can take to improve their own environmental sustainability. The hub complements the 

NHS England
October, 2021

Green Walking in mental health recovery: A Guide

Green walking is about moving through a natural space. This simple act brings multiple benefits to physical, social and mental health. It can improve patients’ progress during hospitalisation and their recovery and rehabilitation. It is also great for staff.

May, 2020

Prescribing Movement resource

This toolkit gives you everything you need for a 1 minute, 5 minute and even more minute conversation, complete with step-by-step guides, behavioural change insights and all the evidence to back it up.

Moving Medicine
January, 2020

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URGENT - COP26

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I wanted to say Hello! I'm Hayley Pinto - I have just joined CSH as the new Education and Training lead.

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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