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.

Mind games – why do we continue to ignore climate change?

Why is it that doctors, whose aim it is to improve health are, with the emissions associated with delivering healthcare, adding significantly to the health threat posed by climate change? One reason could be that climate change is too complex a phenomenon with which to engage, a circumstance which, combined with the complexity of mental health, has led to paralysis.

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

Navigo – a model of social sustainability

On the 17th November I visited Navigo, which really is a remarkable organisation. It is an NHS funded social enterprise that provides mental health care across north Lincolnshire. Navigo have created relationships, positive social identity, neighbourliness and hope through creating feasible opportunities for service users to contribute to the local community.

RCPsych Sustainability Award 2014 goes to.....

The Growing Better Lives Project. Congratulations to them all for all their hard work!

Growing Better Lives is a social enterprise based in a yurt at an environmental centre near Uxbridge.    Weekly therapy groups are based on principles of modified therapeutic communities, ecological sustainability and ‘greencare’ (therapeutic horticulture and other nature-based approaches). The team includes ex-service users, horticultural therapists and a medical psychotherapist.

RCPsych Sustainability Summit Videos

Consensus statement and videos from the Royal College of Psychiatrists Sustainability Summit - 1st October, 2014

Summit Consensus Statement on Sustainability in Mental Health

Centre for Sustainable Healthcare & Royal College of Psychiatrists
September, 2014

Royal College of Psychiatrists' Sustainability Summit videos

The Summit Consensus statement from the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Sustainability Summit and videos of six of the speakers are now available to view. Speakers include RPsych President Professor Sir Simon Wessely, David Pencheon, Director of the NHS Sustainability Development Unit, RPsych Fellow in Sustainability Dr Daniel Maughan and psychiatrists Dr Hugh Grant-Peterkin, Dr Judith Anderson who was discussing climate change denial and Dr Rex Haigh with his green care team. The videos are available on the RPsych sustainability summit webpage.

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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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