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

NHS Forest Conference 2015

We are delighted to announce our 2015 NHS Forest Conference on the 28th September at University Hospital, Birmingham. The theme is “The value of health and wellbeing at your green space” with agenda items including “how to make your green space more accessible” and “how to convince health professionals green space is a good idea”.

COT Code of Ethics expands section on sustainability

Last week saw the publication of the new COT Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, which includes the following quote: 

'You should work as cost-effectively and efficiently as possible in order to sustain resources. Practitioners are encouraged ‘to re-evaluate practice models and expand clinical reasoning about occupational performance to include sustainable practice’ (WFOT 2012); for example, considering the health and wellbeing co-benefits of a low carbon lifestyle (Sustainable Development Unit 2014)."

NHS Sustainability Day 2015

Are you or your team doing anything to improve the sustainability of your practice for NHS Sustainability Day???

Why don't you think about entering it for the RCPsych Sustainability Award? You could also share it with the members Psych SusNet on NHS Sustainability Day....

Some Psych SusNet members have written a report for the College on 'Sustainability in Psychiatry'. This report is going to be launched next week for NHS Sustainability Day. 

RCPsych Sustainability Awards 2015

A Call for Entries for the RCPsych award Psychiatric Team of the Year: Outstanding contribution to sustainability

The RCPsych Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry. Has your team made any improvements in sustainability? Or do you know any teams that could be entrants for the award in your area? Let them know!!

The deadline for entries is Monday, 20 April 2015.

This house agrees…

What do the possibilities of sustainability and the reality of climate change mean for occupational therapy?  On the 21st November I had the privilege of spending the day with just some of the OTs who are enthusiastic about exploring these questions and future proofing OT services for patients. The first College of Occupational Therapy Sustainability Networking Session drew together OTs from a wide range of settings including mental health, children, social care, learning disabilities and those in education. It was a strikingly positive and stimulating day with sessions on the Sustainable Development Unit’s strategy led by Sonia Roschnik and a permaculture approach to OT from COT’s Genevieve Smyth.  A brighter future seemed more possible by the time we left for home. 

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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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