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TED Talk, how Climate Change effects our mental health

Added 14 Jan, 2020. Source: TED Talks

Britt Wray, radio broadcaster and science communicator, says: “For all that’s ever been said about climate change, we haven’t heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world”.  In this short talk, Britt explores how climate change is threatening our well-being – mental, social and spiritual – and offers a starting point for what we can do about it.  Britt also runs workshops which explore issues of eco-anxiety, environmental justice, and bio-ethics, described on her website.

Resources

Young Minds

We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, to be resilient whatever the challenges.

Climate Psychology Alliance

A map of the UK showing theraputic services for climate-anxiety and eco-anxiety, plus related resources.

Conspiracy Theories

Is a conspiracy theory true, or false, or undecided? This website looks at some key theories, present and past, and provides the evidence.

Eco-Anxious Stories

A new forum for people to share their eco-anxious stories with others. By sharing, you may provide comfort and solidarity for others.

Parents for the Planet

Facebook page, a safe haven for planet caregivers who are tired, scared or need support. A forum for positivity, strengthening, and community-building.

The Mix

Group chats about anything that's on your mind, for fun and a chance to unwind, a judgement-free zone Sun-Thu, 8:00-9:30pm.

Nocturnal Medicine

Creating experiences, places, and media which express responses to climatic and ecological change, for communities mostly in NY City.

Beginning the Climate Change Conversation

Download this guide (pdf) on how to explain climate change and its impacts to children. Produced by The Climate Reality Project.

Child-Friendly Yoga

Ten kid-friendly yoga poses and breathing techniques to help ease anxious young minds. Balloon breaths, sandwich, cat/cow, down-dog, tree, reclining butterfly, etc!

Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

Worldwide network for nature and forest therapy, with online guides and resource materials. Also introducing 'forest bathing' (shinrin-yoku)