Sustainable Mental Healthcare

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 09:00 - 13:00

Developed in collaboration with the Royal College of Psychiatry Planetary Health and Sustainability Committee, this short 3-part foundation course brings together people from across mental health and social care to develop social, environmental and financial sustainability in mental health services.

It offers an overview of the relationship between health, the health sector and the climate and ecological crises; explains how the health system is both vulnerable to and contributing to climate change and ecological degradation; explores what a sustainable mental health system looks like, what the wider benefits could be and how we might achieve this. The course also highlights the leadership role mental health professionals can play in providing healthcare for all within planetary boundaries.  

Course structure:

  • Part I. Self-study online
  • Part II. Live workshop online
  • Part III. Mentoring

Upcoming course dates:

  • Workshop: 21 June (Tue) 9.00-13.00
    • Self-study period opens: 31 May 

Learning objectives

 By the end of this course you will be able to:

  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

Participant feedback

"The most valuable aspects of the workshop? Networking with others, feeling more positive about what can be done, sharing of ideas and resources"

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