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



College Reports

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.




A series of blogs about sustainable mental health can be found here



Video presentations from the RCPsych Sustainability Conference can be found here


A video by Daniel Maughan about sustainable mental health care can be found here


A podcast on sustainable health care can be found here



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



  • Sustainability Scholars

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