Psych Declares was formed in 2019 by a group of psychiatrists who, with the support of Medact, went on to lobby the Royal College of Psychiatrists to divest its investments from fossil fuel portfolios. We recognise that both the climate emergency and ecological destruction are detrimental to mental health as well as posing a threat to life, livelihood and social cohesion. We believe we have a duty as doctors and other health professionals to act on our knowledge of the emergency.
Psych Declares meets monthly on zoom and is open to psychiatrists, psychologists and allied health professionals (mental health) who agree with their aims. Service users are welcomed.
Read more about how they work, what lead to them divesting and ways to get involved by reading their explainer document and getting in touch via healthdeclares.