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

Creating a Sustainable Lifestyle

This blog is about two courses that I have run at the University of Southern California; an undergraduate college course about sustainability from the lens of an occupational therapist and Green Lifestyle Redesign®, an employee wellness program. Each has had the effect of increasing sustainable behaviours with some inspiring results.

Coming back to the world, or, How a Canvas bag changed my life

Those of you that read my previous OT Susnet blog in November last year may rightly have been expecting a number of other blogs to follow shortly afterwards.  Indeed, I said that they would be.  In January, I fell off my bike and fell off the radar. My recovery journey this year has been life changing and I now feel like I'm coming back to the world again.  

Sustainable Healthcare Education during NET 2012

How can healthcare educators prepare their students for the clinical consequences of an increasingly unstable climate?  What role can teachers and trainers have in changing clinical practice to support a more sustainable healthcare system?

An interdisciplinary panel of Sustainable Healthcare Education members led a plenary session to open the NET Networking in Healthcare Education annual conference in Cambridge this month.

OT Susnet - The Story so Far

In the spring the Green Occupational Therapy Network was relaunched as the Occupational Therapy Sustainable Practice Network or OT Susnet.  Here’s the first in a series of blogs, reviewing some of what we’ve been up to and previewing upcoming blogs. 

SAP - sustainable action planning resources for clinical teams

SAP is a programme to support clinical teams in taking action for sustainability.  Structured around two facilitated workshops, SAP helps front-line staff to learn about sustainable healthcare, focus in on their priorities and put together a green action plan.  The action plan can then

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare
February, 2010

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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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