Helping people engage rather than withdraw 

Our story

Founded in 2010, we are a not-for-profit Melbourne based organisation that formed in response to the lack of individual and community engagement with climate change. We acknowledge we need strong and urgent action. Using our professional knowledge as psychologists and helping professionals, our aim is to increase understanding and engagement with climate change. Through our contribution, our hope is that people will become free to act, rather than react or withdraw in despair.

What we offer

Through workshops, presentations, and publications we contribute by: Increasing understanding of the psychology behind the challenges and difficulties of engagement with climate change; fostering psychological support and self care; and helping improve communication on climate change.


Interested in what we have to offer?

Meet our leadership group

Carol Ride 

Founder and President (and acting Executive Director)

Carol has worked as a psychologist in the field of couple therapy, as a therapist, supervisor and trainer. Her shift to work in the field of climate change as a psychologist and activist is motivated by the urgent need to contribute to engaging and supporting people in responding to the unfolding climate crisis. The huge injustice to our young people throughout the world is unconscionable.

Dr. Charles Le Feuvre 

Deputy Board Chair (and acting Deptuy ED)

Rosemary Crettenden 

Board Treasurer

Libby Skeels

Board Secretary

Dr. Bronwyn Gresham

Active Member

Nick Mueller

Board Member

Dr. Beth Hill

Administration Assistant

Anne Clancy

Board Member

The greatest challenge of climate change is to continually find the resources within to bear the tension of grieving the painful losses it brings, while maintaining a love and passion for all that life offers.

Carol Ride, Founder and President