Why mental health is a priority for action on climate change

Via Peters

New WHO policy brief highlights actions for countries Climate change poses serious risks to mental health and well-being, concludes a new WHO policy brief, launched today at the Stockholm+50 conference. The Organization is therefore urging countries to include mental health support in their response to the climate crisis, citing examples where a […]

3 coping tips for climate anxiety

Via Peters

For Peri Plantenberg, climate anxiety darkened her sense of the world at age 14. She read a United Nations report about intensifying droughts, rising sea levels and growing social instability if humans didn’t get their act together to stop global warming. But Platenberg’s initial feeling – “I’m just a kid. […]

Climate change: The impact on health

Via Peters

The consensus among scientists is that we are in an era of global heating and extreme weather events, primarily due to the devastating effects of human action on the environment. Why are researchers concerned, and what are the implications for health? The Lancet Countdown team is a group of over […]

Women in climate change: Mona Arora

Via Peters

By Mikayla Mace Kelley and Alexis Blue, University Communications March 25, 2022 Mona Arora works to build the health system’s capacity to address public health problems, including climate change. One of her current projects is to bring together teams to understand how the COVID-19 response can inform both pandemic and […]

4 tips for dealing with climate anxiety

Via Peters

As the new book Turn the Tide on Climate Anxiety is released, its co-author Megan Kennedy-Woodard shares some practical advice on channelling fears into action… Were you troubled on a deeper level by transport cancellations during the UK’s recent bout of extreme weather? Do you experience despair when entering plastic-filled […]

Dealing with climate anxiety: tips, tools and resources

Via Peters

Eco-anxiety is a growing concern amongst Australians. And for good reason – world-renowned naturalist Sir David Attenborough said: “If we don’t take action, the collapse of our civilisations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon.” If feelings of stress, sadness or frustration overcome you […]

Where Parents Can Get Help with Climate Anxiety

Via Peters

You can join their free weekly journaling circle on Wednesdays, buy their journal for $18 – $25, or get a free five-day journal prompt when you sign up for their email list. Have Conversations All We Can Save Circles If you are craving climate-related conversations in your social circle and […]

Investigating climate change and mental health

Via Peters

Share on PinterestA youth walks over dried mud on the banks of a river after waters from the seasonal monsoon rains receded in Allahabad, India. Photo by Prabhat Kumar Verma/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Researchers have explored the relationship between climate change and mental health in a major literature review. […]