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. 

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