Resources and further reading
The climate crisis and our personal wellbeing
- Project InsideOut is an online hub helping to build new mindsets around climate and sustainability issues.
- Friends of the Earth’s Climate Action Resilience and Eco-anxiety webpage includes tips and exercises to help build resilience and wellbeing.
- Gen Dread is a newsletter about staying sane in the climate and wider ecological crisis.
- Climate Change and Happiness is a podcast exploring the link between climate change and personal wellbeing.
- The Royal College of Psychiatrists’s webpage is aimed at young people to help with eco distress.
- The Climate Psychology Alliance offers therapeutic support to people affected by the climate crisis.
- The Mix offers a range of mental health support services for under-25s
- Shout is a 24/7 crisis text line that allows you to receive anonymous support over text.
- Samaritans has a 24/7 phone line to talk through any issue you’re facing.
- Rethink.org provides mental health support for people of colour.
- ‘Young People’s Voices on Climate Anxiety…’ is a Bath University research study which asked 10,000 young people in 10 countries how they feel about climate change. (Summary on nature.com)
- ‘Toward a Taxonomy of Climate Emotions’ is a study by Panu Pihkala from Helsinki University which looks at different academic research on climate emotions.
Climate science and innovation
- Project Drawdown provides information on the solutions which could help the world reach “drawdown” – the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline.
- WhatsYour2040.com has resources and learning materials on solutions including carbon reduction, marine regeneration, regenerative agriculture, and renewable energy.
- Climate Museum UK’s Pinterest board on eco innovation and regenerative solutions contains hundreds of links to stories of scientific and technological developments.
- ‘From What If to What Next?’ is a podcast which looks at how our ambitions for a sustainable future could become a reality.
- The Grantham Institute, Imperial College London’s hub for climate change and the environment, has produced a video explaining how action on climate change can produce ‘co-benefits’, or improvements to other issues faced by society.
You can also find out more about the scientific research which inspired the ‘Imagine’ scenarios of the future on this website, on the Acknowledgements page.
Taking climate action
- Count Us In is a global campaign to mobilise 1 billion people to take practical steps to reduce their carbon impact.
- Climate Museum UK’s collection of Pinterest boards links to ideas for living sustainably
- What’s your role in the climate movement? A thought provoking Instagram post by @climateincolour
- Draw your own climate venn diagram is a tool for thinking about your involvement in the climate action movement
- A list of calls-to-action and resources from the ‘How to Save a Planet’ podcast