If you’re feeling emotional about where the world is headed, you’re not alone. From the trauma of experiencing a climate disaster to the anxiety of an unknown future, there’s growing evidence that climate change is having an impact on our mental health.
The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges we’ve ever faced. At times it can feel overwhelming, not knowing where to start and like our actions don’t count. But there is good news - one of the best ways to support your mental health is to take action on climate - like the steps you see throughout this website. If you feel you need more support, talking to professionals, joining a support group, or trying to practice mindfulness are also good ideas.
Looking after your mental health will give you the strength to tackle climate change - we need you!
A gathering of people meeting with facilitators to share their responses to the climate crisis.
Climate solutions not only improve the quality of our air and food but also enhance our cognitive abilities and strengthen our mental health.
Climate-Aware Mental Health Interest
Empirical evidence showing both the acute and chronic mental health effects of climate change has also risen sharply in the past decade.
A majority of respondents in every country and territory surveyed say they are “very” or “somewhat” worried about climate change.
10-Steps to Personal Resilience & Empowerment in a Chaotic Climate
Over 45% of young people in ten countries, inclusive of low income and high income nations, said their feelings about climate change negatively affected their daily life and functioning.