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

One week left to take part in the COT Code of Ethics consultation

The COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct are being reviewed and the new draft includes a quote from the WFOT position statement on environmental sustainability.  The consultation is open to BAOT members until 5th December and asks if sustainability has been sufficiently highlighted.  If you’d like to get involved with the consultation process you can do so here: http://www.cot.co.uk/standards-ethics/standards-ethics

Sustainability event at the College of Occupational Therapy- Friday 21st November

the event focussing on what Occupational Therapists could be doing to promote the Sustainable Strategy published in January 2014 was inspirational. there was plenty of fodder to help infrom future practice and i look forward to being part of the movement as we take this work on and continue to spread the word and ideas to help tackle climate change

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

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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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