Sources of Help and Support
There are many sources of help and support for climate/ecological anxiety. Below are some that have come to our attention: please note that their inclusion here does not imply an endorsement or recommendation of any kind.
The Climate Psychology Alliance: “A network of therapists able to offer support to groups and individuals is now operating in several parts of the country (UK) and growing rapidly. One-off sessions are sometimes available at no cost.”
Mental Health UK offers simple ideas and exercises to help cope with climate anxiety. “We share some tips on how you can make a difference environmentally, whilst supporting your own mental health and wellbeing.”
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) has a page on “What therapy can help with” in relation to climate anxiety.
Britt Wray: Britt’s work is primarily aimed at young people, but she has much of relevance to all : “What can we do to transform eco-anxiety into a resource that can help us navigate our planetary predicament with more agency, creativity, and support?”
Renee Lertzmann: Primarily working with business and not-for-profit organisations, Renee is well established in this field and publishes regularly: “What I have found is, that psychology holds the key to unleash peoples’ own desire for environmental change. And that this field is dynamic and requires an innovation mindset, and new skills.”
Dr Panu Pikhala of Helsinki University published in December 2022 a new model to help understand and work through the process of climate grief. Dr Pikhala’s article can be found here.