A collection of psychological ideas and resources in response to the 2020 Australian Bushfires. Download the PDF from the box at the bottom of the page.
Just like you, we too are trying our best to stay informed and connected in our current bushfire catastrophe. We know how much everyone is feeling the pain. It’s heart-wrenching. We also know how these events have ignited outrage. We hear your rage, horror, disbelief, sorrow. And we are with you on this. We see your community spirit, your heartfelt compassion, your giving natures.
As these events continue, we are calling on you to harness and grow your inner resources. To do what you need to do to stay wise, supported and nourished.
This is a truly difficult time, and how we cope will be different for all of us. It depends on whether we are directly affected, whether we have lost something or someone close to us, whether we are bearing witness day to day, and whether this is all adding to the everyday life challenges we face.
Most marvelously, the resources guiding us on psychological care during climate change is growing. While we can’t claim an exhaustive compilation for you, we have selected some of our current and all-time favourites to showcase.
Our hope is that these resources will inspire you to explore different ways of meeting the bushfire crisis, and to sustain your love for life and to engage with climate change. The resources selected are those that we ourselves are tapping into in order to support ourselves. We welcome your feedback, in fact it would really help us to grow! Send us a message here.
- Tend to your emotional needs and sustain action on climate change
- Self-Care with Self-Compassion
- Good Grief!
- Radical Acceptance to empowerment
- When in a crisis, know who to call!
- Emotionally supporting bushfire affected communities
- Doom and Bloom: A guide for Transformational Resilience
- Presence, Parenting, and the Planet
- General coping skills
- Active Hope
Download the PDF from the box at the bottom of the page. For more resources visit the Psychology for a Safe Climate website.