SUPPORTING PEOPLE EMOTIONALLY IN FACING THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Our purpose is to contribute psychological understanding and support within the community, helping people face the difficult climate reality.
We engage in a range of activities including writing, speaking, conferences and workshops.
We encourage our community to engage with climate change.
What we do
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Mental Health and Well-Being Impacts of Climate Change
Whitehouse report on the impacts of climate change on human health in the US.
Here is a summary of the impacts on Mental Health and Well-being.
The effects of global climate change on mental health and well-being are integral parts of the overall climate-related human health impacts. Mental health consequences of climate change range from minimal stress and distress symptoms to clinical disorders, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, and suicidality.
Other consequences include effects on the everyday life, perceptions, and experiences of individuals and communities attempting to understand and respond appropriately to climate change and its implications. The mental health and well-being consequences of climate change related impacts rarely occur in isolation, but often interact with other social and environmental stressors.
The interactive and cumulative nature of climate change effects on health, mental health, and well-being are critical factors in understanding the overall consequences of climate change on human health (see figure above).
The full report can be read here.
“Psychology for a Safe Climate ran some fantastic mindfulness workshops with Environment Victoria helping us look after ourselves so we can keep trying to look after the world.”
CEO Environment Victoria
Workshop: Acknowledging our grief about climate change - on zoom
Saturday May 8th 2021 2pm to 5pm - on Zoom
For those working on climate change as activists, researchers, scientists or policy makers and advocates.
The work so many are doing means thinking about the realities of climate change every day. It can mean living with the here and now implications of climate change impacts. This workshop will provide a space for participants to reflect on and express the emotional burden of working on climate change, especially the many faces of grief. There will also be a segment on self care.
Please send us an email to if you would like to attend but need a free place - we have a few such places reserved.