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.

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.

Choosing wisely

Clinical decisions are often complex. There are many factors to take into account and many pressures within the health care context that pull us in different ways. Worryingly, there is increasing evidence of a general overuse of tests, interventions and procedures. In the United States as much as 20% of money spent in health care brings no benefit to patients. I spent the last week in Amsterdam at a “Choosing Wisely’ roundtable event which discussed how best to engage doctors with this important issue.

“Environment, Society and Health”. The RCPsych Sustainability Summit.

You can now book your place at the RCPsych summit. This Summit will bring mental health professionals together from across the UK, who have an interest in sustainability. This Summit will discuss the future of mental health services in relation to the economic, environmental and social resources needed to maintain high quality services.

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

 

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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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