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”.
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)."
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.