Climate change and mental health

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‘Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world – unknown

Although it received very little media coverage, the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2021 (or COP26 as it’s also known) included a session on climate change and mental health. Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, the session brought together health practitioners, academics, politicians and community groups to consider the impact climate change is having on our mental health and well-being.

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On the face of it, we might wonder why climate change has an impact on our mental health. But if we step back and think about it we can begin to understand. As Tyler Norris, Chief Executive of the Well Being Trust says ‘Climate change is one of the greatest public health threats of the 21st century and it’s vital to act now and address the negative…

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