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PSC Publications, papers and podcasts

PSC has produced a range of publications, podcasts and papers which offer strategies to understand the psychological factors impeding engagement and to address psychological distress related to the climate crisis.

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Resources on climate distress and eco-anxiety

Looking after our Mental Health in Response to Climate Change
Video by Dr Anna Seth recorded as part of a project undertaken by Chloe McCann and other Tasmanian students involved in the School Strike for Climate Action in 2020 

Video series by Psychotherapist, Rosemary Randall
1. Disavowal
2. Climate distress
3. Loss and Grief
4. Supporting others
5. Hope and despair
6. Climate journeys 

Facing the Climate Emergency: How to transform yourself with climate truth
Book by Margaret Klein Salamon.  Available for purchase.

Eco-distress for young people
This resource by the Royal College of Psychiatry explains how understanding the distress and having some tools to cope with it can help people feel better and take action at the same time.

Climate Psychology Alliance
A UK website with a wide range of resources, including the Handbook of Climate Psychology 

Resources on burnout and stress

Balance or Burnout
A framework for activist wellbeing from the Plan to Thrive website

Climate change and dealing with burnout
Resource by the Australian Psychological Society

Tips for managing everyday stress
Resource by the Australian Psychological Society

Resources on children and young people

Talking with children about the environment Australian Psychological Society resource

A guide for parents about the climate crisis Australian Psychological Society resource

Resources to support Parents, Teachers and Carers  – Useful resources collated by the By the Climate Psychology Alliance (UK)

Resources on mindful self-compassion

Practice notes on self-compassion
From Psychology for a Safe Climate’s workshop

Three Components of Self Compassion
Video featuring Kristin Neff

Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
Organisation established by Kristin Neff with resources to learn and practice self-compassion 

Resources on Resilience

Good Grief Network
10 steps to Psychosocial Resilience

Plan to Thrive
A collaborative blog project to support the health and wellbeing of people and groups engaged in working for social and ecological justice, created by Holly Hammond

Hardwiring happiness: Dr Rick Hanson at TEDxMarin
Video featuring Rick Hansen

Fear and Courage  Inspiring video featuring Alexandria Ocasio Cortez 

The Resource Innovation Group
TRIG focuses on creating understanding of the urgency, methods, and benefits of building universal capacity for Transformational Resilience for climate traumas. Includes resources on transformational resilience by Bob Doppelt.

Deep Adaptation Forum Professions Network
Deep Adaptation is an international online forum to foster mutual support and collaboration in the process of anticipating, observing, and experiencing societal disruption and collapse.

Resources on Active Hope

Active Hope: How to face the mess we are in without going crazy
Summary of workshop, by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. 

Work that Reconnects Network
The Work that Reconnects helps people discover and experience their innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action.

Deep Times Journal
A journal published by the Work that Reconnects Network

Climate Crisis and Consciousness: Re-imagining Our World and Ourselves
Book by Sally Gillespie. Available for purchase. 25% discount code SGC25

Don’t Mention the emergency:  Making the case for emergency climate action
Booklet by Psychologist Jane Morton from Darebin Climate Action Now