Sustainability and working sustainably
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 and suggestions for individual and local actions.
Contact us and find out how you can contribute to improving sustainability.
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What to do about the climate crisis?
Dr Haley Pinto from the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare (CSH) writes a guest post about the climate crisis and about a new CSH course on Sustainable Mental Healthcare, that was ...Dr Hayley Pinto
Who’s aware of the big bad wolf?
Dr Guy Harvey looks at different ways to get people to pay attention to the climate crisis.Dr Guy Harvey
Creating sustainable psychiatric services
Dr Guy Harvey looks at four ways of making environmentally-friendly interventions in mental health services and how such interventions can lead to benefits for patients and the environment.Dr Guy Harvey
Look after nature so nature can look after us
Dr Catriona Mellor explains what mental health clinicians can do in response to the climate and ecological crisis.Sustainability blog team
Improvements to public spaces could mitigate the mental health effects of COVID-19 lockdowns
In this blog we argue that making more space on our roads so that people can easily walk, run or cycle, is not just about travel but also for good ...Dr Guy Harvey
CNTW Climate Health - Our story
I knew I needed to take action when in February last year I asked some friends if they knew how much CO2 was in the air. They didn’t. “400ppm. And ...Dr Guy Harvey
Social prescribing: from knowledge to action
Dr Katie Blissard Barnes explores the different ways that social prescribing can help patients.Dr Katie Blissard Barnes
The Importance of Social Prescribing
Social prescribing involves personalising treatments to our patients – finding alternatives to the standard medicine we prescribe.Dr Katie Blissard Barnes
Pharmaceutical waste and sustainability: what's our role in psychiatry?
Katie Blissard-Barnes asks what we as a College can do about pharmaceutical waste.Sustainability blog team
NHS sustainability day: 10 ways to make a difference
Today's NHS Sustainability Day and across the UK - see how you can play your part.