There are huge overlaps between caring for our health and the environment – co-benefits - that offer double wins and natural environment brings substantial health benefits. This blog offers an overview of how healthcare can be made greener, what role nurses play, and a call to action to share your ideas.
Making mental healthcare more environmentally sustainable sounds great- but how to do it? Our Sustainable Mental Health Guides offer ideas and interventions to support you to implement a more sustainable approach to mental healthcare, saving carbon and money whilst maintianing high levels of care.
Despite mental health care having far less uniformity than some other clincial specialities, there are lots of opportunities for sustainability specific to this area. These include the strong evidence base that nature-based interventions can improve a variety of mental health conditions, a shift towards prevention and patient empowerment and reduction of waste in the clincial pathways.
This week we welcome Dr. Dan Bloomfield from the University of Exeter and the A Dose of Nature porgramme, to share his views on why the time is right for the environmental and health sectors to work together.