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Mary Zacaroli

Daniel Maughan, the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Sustainability Fellow looks at the evidence of how climate change is impacting on mental health in the latest BMJ Blog coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. If you are interested in writing a blog on health and sustainability to go on the BMJ website, go to the BMJ Blog webpage on our website to find out what is required and to see past blogs.

 

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Ingeborg

The NHS Forest has been shortlisted for an HSJ award in the "Improving Environmental and Social Sustainability Category". With over 1300 entries this year we are very pleased to have got through the first round. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the dedicated staff working at our 130 NHS Forest sites who have helped make this project such a success!

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Rebecca Gibbs

Those within the Oxford AHSN area (Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Milton Keynes) have access to sustainability workshops and also the opportunity to develop expertise in sustainable healthcare by becoming a trained sustainability champion. If you would like to take part in a Measuring Carbon Workshop, join us at the George Pickering Education Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital, on either Wednesday 24th September or Wednesday 8th October.

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Rebecca Gibbs

A report from the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe and the World Health Organisation details how cycling has the potential to save 10,000 lives and create employment over 76,000 jobs.  Alongside the health and environment co-benefits, Unlocking New Opportunities finds that active travel brings economic value.

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Mary Zacaroli

Nearly 500 trees were planted on 27th March around the country for the NHS Sustainability Day of Action. Those planting trees for the NHS Forest's 2@2 campaign included Prime Minister David Cameron and Dame Sue Bailey, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists at the Warneford Hospital in Oxford and David Pencheon at the Sustainable Development Unit to chief executives and managers from trusts around the country, voluntary organisations and service users within the hospitals.

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danielmaughan

The RCPsych Sustainability Summit is just over two weeks away.

This event has been a sell-out success and we are at maximum capacity!

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Rachel

The National Institute for Health Research has funded a new Health Protection Research Unit on environmental change and health based at the London School of Hygiene in partnership with Public Health England. Funding is available for 2 full-time PhD studentships to start in 2014/15.  

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danielmaughan

The RCPsych have created a sustainability award this year for clinical teams who have reduced environmental impact of their practice in some way. http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/discoverpsychiatry/rcpsychawards2014.aspx#sustain please do make an entry as there is a good chance of winning!

Closing date is april 28th so not long…

Also, they might not continue if there are not enough entries

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Mary Zacaroli

NHS Sustainability Day of Action takes place on 27th March, with lots of activities taking place around the country. The Centre for Sustainable Healthcare is encouraging partners to plant 2 trees at 2 o'clock to show its support for the NHS Forest. The trees are free, thanks to the kind sponsorship of The Great Outdoor Gym Company, but need ordering by Monday, 10th March. If you want to do something different, then find out what other trusts are pledging to do.

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