Net Zero Mental Health Care Research, Resources and Education

The National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health (NCCMH) and the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI) at the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) are developing a report and educational resources on delivering net zero mental health care.

This is to ensure that psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses, and all other staff involved in delivering mental health care, have access to clear evidence, resources and support to enable them to understand and deliver net zero mental health care. This work will be supported by NHS England and Greener NHS.

The objectives of the net zero mental health care project are to:

  1. Identify and review evidence from research literature and from mental health services on:
    1. Common carbon hotspots in mental health care
    2. Action taken to tackle carbon hotspots and achieve net zero mental health care or sustainability goals.
    3. Barriers and facilitators of change
  2. Produce a report compiling the evidence, which provides case studies and recommendations to support mental health services to work towards their sustainability or net zero goals.
  3. Design and deliver webinars and training videos to support the implementation of recommendations.
  4. Create a net zero mental health learning community who will meet to share innovation, learning and best practice. 

Call for Evidence

We are inviting evidence (including case studies, quality improvement projects or findings from academic research) from mental health services, trusts and boards that demonstrates the implementation of measures to deliver greener, more sustainable or net zero mental health care.


We are interested in examples of interventions or approaches across the mental healthcare pathway that your service has initiated with the aim of delivering greener, more sustainable or net zero mental health care. We are interested in receiving examples of what has worked, as well as what has not worked. The intervention or approach need not have been measured or evaluated but where available, we would like to receive detail of findings/outcomes.


See examples of such interventions and measures, and how to submit evidence hereThe deadline for submissions is 12pm on 11 April 2023.


If you have any questions about this project, please email

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