Sustainable mental health services will provide better outcomes for patients through prevention, empowerment, improving value and cutting carbon. We bring together people from across mental health and social care to share ideas and resources for sustainability.

The busy month of March

This month saw three big events on three subsequent days. On the 26th March I gave the evening lecture at the new college premises. On the 27th March (this is NHS sustainability day!!) I launched the development of the RCPsych sustainability policy at the RCPsych council meeting. On the 28th March, I invited David Cameron and Sue Bailey to the Warneford Hospital in Oxford to launch the use of a green reovery space.

EARTH HOUR

TURN OFF LIGHTS AND NON ESSENTIAL ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES THIS SATURDAY mARCH 29TH 8.30 PM TO 9.30 PM. BIG BEN AND OTHER LANDMARKS AROUND THE WORLD ARE TURNONG OFF.

IF ENOUGH TAKE PART SHOULD BE VISKIBLE FROM SOACE AND THOSE IN CITIES MIGHT GET A GLIMPSE OF SOME STARS IF LIGHT POLLUTION REDUCES ENOUGH. AT THE LEAST YOU CAN WATCH YOURELECTRICITY  METER SLOW DOWN AND ENJOY THE PEACE AND QUIET.

MORE INFORMATION and images AT WWF ( World Wildlife Fund)  WEBSITE .fOLLOW LINKS for  EARTH HOUR

 

PsychSusnet project

Members of Psychsusnet are collaborating with Ecominds project ‘Connect’ to assess the environmental and economic impact of the Connect project on GP attendance and prescribing rates. 

Electric cars

A grant of over £500,000 has been awarded to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT) by the NHS Energy Efficiency Initiative to help implement its eco-friendly green travel plans. 

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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

MH Service Sustainability Review Framework

This framework has been developed as a practical tool for service development or commissioning of sustainable mental health services.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, Royal College of Psychiatrists
March, 2017

The Carbon Footprint of Mental Health Care

Case study: a service line analysis of Nottinghamshire Healthcare's carbon footprint.

Service lines provide a means of organising clinical activities and linking expenditure to patient conditions and outcomes.

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare & Royal College of Psychiatrists
January, 2012

Sustainability in Psychiatry - RCPsych Report

This Occasional Paper explains how embedding the principles of sustainable health care can lead to services that are more person-centred and fit for the future. It provides an account of the carbon hotspots in mental health and what we need to do to reduce these aspects of care.

February, 2015

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