Organizations & Groups
A number of groups have been doing excellent work on the nexus of climate and mind for some time. (Please contact us if you’d like your group to be included on this list!)
From the website: “…started by Rosemary Randall, a psychotherapist, and Andy Brown an engineer. Drawing on Rosemary’s therapeutic experience with groups and Andy’s technical expertise they created a unique psycho-social project that addresses the practicalities of carbon reduction while taking account of the complex emotions and social pressures that make this difficult.”
Check out their downloadable resources, including “In Time for Tomorrow? the Carbon Conversations Handbook.”
The Climate Dreams Project gathers, organizes, and archives “our collective dreams about climate breakdown.” You can submit your own dream via the website.
From the website: “We're holding space for eco-anxious stories in the hopes of normalizing our experiences and supporting each other in taking meaningful action.”
On Twitter: @EcoAnxiousCa
From the website: “GaP connects people working within the broad psychological, psychotherapeutic and psycho-spiritual domains through projects to:
re-consider how we understand mind, consciousness and identity in the context of the challenges the world faces;
resource ourselves to take appropriate professional and personal action;
promote a sense of wonder, curiosity and celebration at the interbeing of all life.”
From the website: “builds personal resilience while strengthening community ties to help combat despair, inaction, eco-anxiety, and other heavy emotions in the face of daunting systemic predicaments.”
Why?!? Podcast - “Conversations concern the big existential questions impacting the inner and outer worlds.”
Parents for the Planet - (Facebook group)
“Nourishing our planet, our children, and our souls. A safe haven for planet caregivers who are tired, scared, or in need of support.”
On Twitter: @Parents4Planet
Physicians for Social Responsibility - while not specifically focused on mental health, one of PSR’s main focuses is on the health impacts of climate change.
Post Carbon Institute - one the main focus of Post Carbon Institute is Community Resilience - check out these links for resources:
From their website: “Using our professional knowledge as psychologists and helping professionals, our aim is to increase understanding and engagement with climate change. Through our contribution, our hope is that people will become free to act, rather than react or withdraw in despair.”
Website offers a statement therapists can sign in support of action on climate.
From their website: “TRIG's mission is to address the human causes, impacts, and solutions to complex socio-economic-ecological challenges, with a special emphasis on climate change….TRIG has decided to focus primarily on building personal and psychosocial resilience for climate change-enhanced traumas and stresses within individuals, organizations, communities, and society.”
From their website: “The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization."
From their website: “This Climate Psychology discussion group offers a place where people from many different understandings and lineages of psychology (including ecopsychology), psychotherapy (including ecotherapy) and other mental health disciplines can explore the myriad ways that climate and climate disruption are affecting the human psyche individually and collectively.”
From their website: “We are social scientists studying the causes and consequences of public opinion and behavior. We help governments, media, companies, and advocates communicate more effectively. And we publish an online climate news service and daily national radio program, Yale Climate Connections.”