4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Climate change is considered amongst the greatest threats to our personal, societal and planetary wellbeing. Today’s children and young people are some of the most vulnerable to the impacts. Significant disruptions are predicted for them as they navigate more frequent extreme weather events, in parallel with major lifestyle and community changes as we move to a zero-carbon economy. Mental health implications are significant.
Mental health practitioners have a key role to offer safe and compassionate spaces for children and young people to voice their concerns, to be heard, and to have their feelings validated and respected. We can offer support for making sense of the feelings and finding ways of coming into relationship with them so that they are not overwhelming and disabling. Also relevant to explore are ways of coping, realistic hope, pathways for responding and strategies for bolstering stress resilience.
There is a role for children and young people in addressing the climate emergency and it is important that we walk alongside them to be part of the solutions. The growing scale and scope of need will require more than therapeutic settings can offer, and so also included in this workshop is age-appropriate guidance for sharing with concerned parents and caregivers to assist them to support their children.
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