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 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

RCPsych Sustainability Scholarship 2015-2016

In June this year, the RCPsych Sustainability Scholarship Programme 2015 -2016 was advertised. Higher trainees in Psychiatry were offered the chance to apply and be supported by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) in conjunction with the RCPsych Sustainability Lead. Each Scholar would be paired with a forward-thinking clinical commissioning group (CCG), which had committed to the implementation of the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health sustainable commissioning guide.

The basis for sustainable development in mental health care

Having come to the end of my two year RCPsych research fellowship in sustainability, it is time to do some reflecting…

I have found that sustainability is one of those words that people tend to slap onto the front of a new idea, service, or project to make it sound credible or perhaps ‘a la mode’. But sustainability is more than just a badge, it requires a broad understanding about the resources we use and impacts that we are having. But, does it have a place when thinking about mental health care?

Lancet Commission Podcast about the health effects of our unsustainable ways of living

Far-reaching changes to the structure and function of the Earth's natural systems represent a growing threat to human health. By unsustainably exploiting nature's resources, human civilisation has flourished but now risks substantial health effects from the degradation of nature's life support systems in the future. 

 

Listen to this podcast by Professor Andy Haines at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine about his recent Lancet paper on this topic.

The Hidden Mental Health Impacts Of Climate Change

 

The authors of a new landmark report in the Lancet described mental health disorders as among the most dangerous of the “indirect” health effects of global warming.

 

“It will get very bad,’’ predicts  Elizabeth Haase , assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, who is working on a documentary about the mental health impact of climate change. In this country alone, “we expect that over 200 million Americans will have some mental health problem because of climate change.”

http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2015/06/23/3672909/mental-health-impacts-climate-change/

 

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Greener AHP Hub

The Greener AHP Hub is a resource for Allied Health Professionals.  It provides information and clear actionable steps which AHPs can take to improve their own environmental sustainability. The hub complements the 

NHS England
October, 2021

Green Walking in mental health recovery: A Guide

Green walking is about moving through a natural space. This simple act brings multiple benefits to physical, social and mental health. It can improve patients’ progress during hospitalisation and their recovery and rehabilitation. It is also great for staff.

May, 2020

Prescribing Movement resource

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.

Moving Medicine
January, 2020

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URGENT - COP26

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I wanted to say Hello! I'm Hayley Pinto - I have just joined CSH as the new Education and Training lead.

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