NHS Change Day is coming soon on the 3rd March. There are many opportunities to make a pledge for sustainability or get your team to sign up to something sustainable. Have a look at the website gto get some ideas...
One principle of sustainable health care is patient empowerment. Empowering patients to manage their own mental health is a key factor in reducing burden on services and therefore reduced use of precious resources, but how do we acheive this?
The Natural Approach to Meaningful Occupation (NAMO) is a model I have designed to aid occupational therapy interventions, considering features of outdoor natural environments. NAMO allows occupational therapists to work in collaboration with individuals, taking a sustainable and therapeutic approach.
This poster was displayed at the 2013 COT Annual Conference in Glasgow giving examples of how the six areas of the 'NHS Route Map for Sustainable Health' can be incorporated into occupational therapy practice.
Slides from our presentation at the COT Annual Conference 2013 exploring how occupational therapists can get involved in the NHS Forest project and the benefits to health and wellbeing of engaging service users in green spaces.
Ben Whittaker, David Johnston, Mary Colvin and Sarah Dandy
Slides from our seminar at the 2013 COT Annual Conference exploring opportunities for actively developing sustainable occupational therapy practice through the WFOT position statement on environmental sustainability.
The garden project offers a treatment programme which is available to adults with learning disabilities and challenging behaviours currently undergoing assessment and treatment within a restricted in-patient environment.
My name is Eleanor and I am a 3rd year medical student at Brighton and Sussex Medical School. I am writing this first blog because I wanted to share some of my experiences in setting up a small group presentation to educate some of my peers about sustainable healthcare.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.