Sustainability and mental health
As a College we're committed to sustainability and to finding and promoting ways of working sustainably.
In this section you can meet the Planetary Health and Sustainability Committee and see what the College is doing about the Climate and Ecological Emergency.
There are ideas for making your practice more ecologically sustainable, as well as suggestions for individual and local actions.
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What’s the point of connecting with nature?
Dr Dan Harwood, a consultant in older adult psychiatry and member of the Planetary Health and Sustainability Committee, shares his own personal and professional reflections connecting with nature.Sustainability blog team
Sustainable psychiatrists – where to begin!
Dr Katie Blissard Barnes - a member of the College's Sustainability and Planetary Health Committee - signposts some great resources for psychiatrists looking to better understand, and implement, sustainable practices ...Dr Katie Blissard Barnes
Co-benefits at COP: four ways in which improving the environment could also improve mental health
Dr Lisa Page, the College’s Associate Registrar for Sustainability, reflects on what she has seen at COP and on some win-win situations where climate change improvements would also lead to ...Dr Lisa Page
Green spaces and mental health - what’s the connection?
Dr Katherine Kennet, the College’s Social Prescribing Lead, reports back from COP26 on the importance of green spaces and nature for mental health.Dr Katherine Kennet