Watch back: Mental health experts on how to cope with climate change

Thursday 12 May 2022

Climate change is affecting many people’s mental wellbeing right now. Communities have been hit by floods or fires, young people are increasingly alarmed about their future, yet the political inaction continues.

So how do we cope better, building our own resilience and nurturing hope? On May 11, we brought together experts, practitioners and people with lived experience to share ways to cope at this online forum.

An amazing panel of people from research, clinical and activism backgrounds:

  • A/ Prof Fiona Charlson, leading researcher from the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Researcher
  • Di Tucker, psychologist, neuropsychotherapist and climate activist from Brisbane
  • Declan and Layla, school strikers from Brisbane
  • Susanne Munkara, Indigenous Health researcher from the Tiwi Islands
  • Jess Pinder, conservation ecologist and policymaker.

The forum was hosted by the Climate and Health Alliance, the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and the Australian Psychological Society.