Who we are

We are a not-for-profit Melbourne based organisation of psychologists and helping professionals who are passionate about fostering engagement with climate change.

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We engage in a range of activities including writing, speaking, conferences and workshops.

We encourage our community to engage with climate change.

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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.

Mark Wakeham

CEO Environment Victoria

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For ten years Psychology for a Safe Climate has been working with activists, psychologists and the wider to community by supporting them to engage with their feelings about climate change in order to take more effective action on the issue. Now we need your support! We are running a fundraiser over the months of August and September. But this isn't just about raising money for PSC, its about continuing to find the heart for climate action amidst difficulty. Please, sign up to the HEART for climate action 10 days of creative care and donate to our fundraiser today!

 

Upcoming seminar for therapists and counsellors

Psychology for a Safe Climate will be taking a hiatus from presenting seminars and workshops until November 2020 so that we can work on growing our offerings and meeting the increased demand for this work. To get an idea of the kinds of seminars Psychology for a Safe Climate runs, please see our Past Events.

Thank you for your interest and support. You can stay connected with us, learn about new offerings, and get tips for climate resilience through our Psychology for a Safe Climate Facebook page and by signing up to our monthly newsletter here.

FOSTERING EMOTIONAL ENGAGEMENT WITH CLIMATE CHANGE

Our purpose is to contribute psychological understanding and support within the community, helping people face the difficult climate reality. 

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