This online workshop aims to broaden your knowledge of what climate anxiety is and how climate change will likely continue to impact mental health. We have invited three speakers to share their expertise and advise around this topic.

According to a recent BACP survey, 60% of people in the UK say that climate change has had a negative impact on their mental health and wellbeing. For 16 to 24 year-olds, the figure was 73%. This event aims to help counsellors and psychotherapists understand more about the impacts of climate change on both themselves and their clients and to explore how they can prepare themselves to work with the anxieties and traumas that are likely to arise from climate change events.

This event aims to

  • what “climate anxiety” is and how climate change will likely continue to impact mental health in the general public.  
  • how climate change is particularly impacting young people, already oppressed peoples, and vulnerable groups.
  • the importance of acknowledging and working with your own climate anxiety before working your clients’.
  • best practice guidelines and useful resources for working with climate change.  

Learning outcomes

  • learning to combine information from different therapeutic models in working with eco-anxiety 
  • mapping emotional reactions around climate crisis in therapist and client 
  • establishing psychological interpretation combining the climate crisis and the client's history  

Programme

This online event will begin at 9.30am on Wednesday 29 June with a welcome from Linda Aspey. Jo McAndrews and Pedro Oliveira will also be joining the session and will conclude at 1.00pm

The full programme will be added soon.

Who is this event relevant to?

This event is relevant to therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists who would like to learn more about climate anxiety, the acknowledgement of the impact and the best practice guidelines.

Booking

Please book your place online. If you book, you will receive information on how to join the live event a couple of days before.

Date: Wednesday 29 June

Time: 9.30 am - 1:30 pm

Facilitator: Linda Aspey

The event will be recorded and made available to those booked on to attend after the event. The on-demand access will be available for 3 months after the event.