San Francisco, California, USA
London, United Kingdom
Regardless of our age, we have all experience grief to varying extents. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are the stages humans are believed to go through while grieving loss.
Psychologist Carol Ride will join us to discuss the psychology of dealing with climate change from denial to acceptance. The discussion will focus on the difficulties people have engaging with the reality of climate change, often manifesting as avoidance by leaders in business and government.
We will also discuss the mental health challenges for those who accept climate change, and carry this burden on behalf of a community that behaves as if business-as-usual is an imperative.
Presented by Climates together with the University of Melbourne Student Union.
If you are suffering from climate-related mental health issues, refer to the guide on Coping with climate change distress for support.
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Climates seeks an empowered Australia-Pacific region, working together to address our climate challenges. We are demonstrating that a meaningful impact doesn’t require lives to be turned upside down, by:
- building on existing awareness about opportunities to minimise individuals’ impact;
- activating friendships through collaboration on community-led resilience activities; and
- promoting assertive leadership among communities, enterprises and politicians.