The NHS Forest and Outer Space: Improving Wellbeing through Environmental Sustainability

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
May, 2013

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.

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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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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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