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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Sustainability, what is it and where are we now?

Daniel Maughan, Royal College of Psychiatrists Sustainability Fellow, talks to Toby Pillinger about the work he has done over the past two years to improve the awareness of sustainability amongst psychiatrists and the research he has produced.

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Dr Daniel Maughan

Dr Daniel Maughan


This is a two-year fellowship to improve the sustainability of mental health services. Daniel works with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare, the RCPsych and the University of Warwick to create a network of sustainability representatives in mental health services across England.  JOIN THIS NETWORK

This fellowship’s aims include researching innovations and new models of care and stimulating the adoption of sustainable practices in mental health Trusts around the country. 

Daniel is pursuing this fellowship as an OOPE from his psychiatric training. He has recently completed ST5 in General Adult Psychiatry in Oxford Deanery and the NHS clinical leadership fellowship program. He is also a researcher with the Social Psychiatry Group at Oxford University Department of Psychiatry. 






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Fellowship in Sustainability blog



Our College is working with the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare to create a network of those interested in promoting sustainability in mental health services.


Sustainable healthcare is about ensuring we provide good quality health care today without compromising the ability of future generations to provide the same quality of health care. As clinicians, we need to be more aware of the impacts that mental health services are having on society and the wider world. Mental health professionals could lead the way in promoting a health service that is good for the environment and is also good for patients and the communities they live in. Find out more...