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

Sustainability resources


In early 2015, the College produced an Occasional Paper on sustainability. This report defines what sustainable health care is and and describes how psychiatrists can work to improve the sustainability of their practice.

In October 2015, the College, working with the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health, produced a guide for commissioners for how to commission sustainable mental health services.



See a series of blogs about sustainable mental health.




Academy of Medical Royal Colleges Sustainability Reports:


Editorials and research papers:


Other useful resources:

  • Psych SusNet – the network for mental health professionals interested in sustainability.
  • The NHS Sustainable Development Unit’s strategy report
  • A King’s Fund report on sustainable health and social care
  • The NHS Sustainable Development Unit report on the carbon footprint of the NHS in 2015.


Find out more about our current Sustainability Scholars.

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