Connecting climate change and mental health

  • February 16, 2024
Connecting climate change and mental health

Colleen Rollins is leading efforts to publicise a free, public, online information source on climate psychology and its mental health implications

A Gates Cambridge Scholar is organising a webinar to publicise the formal launch of a public, online information hub on the intersection between climate change and mental health.

Colleen Rollins [2017], editorial and project manager at the Climate Psychiatry Alliance, is working on the Ecopsychepedia (“EcoPsy”) project which will be the subject of a webinar at the end of the month.

EcoPsy is a free, public, online information source on climate psychology and its mental health implications, created by an international group of mental health professionals and climate communication experts.

The aim is to enable healthcare professionals, researchers, educators, policy-makers, students of all ages, community leaders and general readers to learn more and share knowledge about how the ecological(eco), the psychological(psyche) and societies impact one another – and, critically, how we can respond.

The webinar on 29th February is co-hosted by the Climate Psychiatry Alliance and Climate Psychology Alliance of North America.

The webinar will be recorded and available after the event. Colleen did her PhD in Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge.

*The webinar takes place on February 29th, 9am PT | 12pm ET | 5pm GMT| 6pm CET. To register, click here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wh-W_a74QueTXJFlg2HvHQ 

**Picture credit: John Dinan/J P Treggett and Wikimedia commons.

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