Sustainable Mental Healthcare

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 09:00 - 13:00

This course brings together people from across mental health and social care to develop social, environmental and financial sustainability in mental health services, and highlights the leadership role mental health professionals can play in providing healthcare for all within planetary boundaries.   

 

  • Workshop: 8 September 9.00-13.00
    • Self-study period opens: 18 August
    • Work-in-progress presentations: 3 November 9.00-11.00

£165+VAT | Book here

Course Description

The interconnected processes of climate change and biodiversity collapse undermine mental health in a variety of ways.   They disproportionately affect vulnerable groups, including persons with pre-existing mental illness, and evoke powerful feelings and thoughts, especially for children and young people.   Mental health services based on the principles of sustainable healthcare emphasize prevention, shape acute services around a triple bottom line of quality, carbon and cost, and employ nature-based solutions where appropriate.

Developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatry Planetary Health and Sustainability Committee, this course brings together people from across mental health and social care to develop social, environmental and financial sustainability in mental health services, and highlights the leadership role mental health professionals can play in providing healthcare for all within planetary boundaries.    

Learning outcomes   

  1. Describe the relationship between the climate breakdown, biodiversity loss and mental illness.
  2. Recognize the central role of psychological approaches to action and practice. 
  3. Apply sustainability principles to current challenges in mental healthcare.   
  4. Identify opportunities to improve mental health in my practice, my organisation and the community. 

Learn more, here.

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