Introduction Emotions play an important role in mobilising people to take action on social and environmental issues. In this study of the anti-coal seam gas movement in regional Australia the authors found that anger about coal seam gas mining mobilised people to take action, but the combination of anger with the joy of connecting with […]
Many people have strong feelings about the US election. Here’s some suggestions around ways to support yourself and others.
UK activist trainer Natasha Adams looks at the opportunities for system change during the Coronavirus pandemic, the centrality of care and collectivity, and the implications for campaigners.
In the face of the climate crisis it’s a natural response to experience anxiety, grief and many other feelings. This collection of resources focuses on the emotional and psychological impact of climate change and coping strategies.
A selection of Climactic podcast shows that focus on the emotional and psychological impacts of climate change and the strategies people are using to respond to them.
A comprehensive guide from the Climate Psychology Alliance (UK). Includes sections on grief, loss, coping strategies and radical hope.
These podcasts explore the range of emotional responses to the climate and biodiversity crisis through conversations between climate psychologists and friends.
Comedian and community organiser Maxwell J Smith writes about how our movements and campaigns need art, creativity and laughter.
This article shares perspectives on healing climate grief, including the importance of feeling and releasing feelings and accessing peer support.
This booklet, drawing on evidence based insights from psychology, offers strategies to cope with the stress of climate change. Includes behavioural, relational, cognitive and emotional coping strategies.
Engage more effectively with the challenge of climate change with insights from psychology and The Australian Psychological Society.
One-to-one conversations can help people understand the bushfire crisis, the link to climate change, and the need for action. Here’s 5 resources for effective conversations.
Psychologist Bronwyn Gresham talks about the Mental Health impacts of climate change. She outlines the value of compassion as a support for people responding effectively to climate change.
These videos introduce skills to work through common challenges around self-care: limited time; feeling guilty; and not actually working to nourish or support ourselves.
The goal of this book is to help become more aware of your own relationship with power. Despite the many negative associations and memories we have about power (mostly it’s misuse), power isn’t good or bad, and it is necessary.
The massacre at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida is similar to many that have happened at schools across the USA. But there is a hope here in Florida that feels different to previous tragedies, because of the powerful political analysis and leadership coming from students.
A review of Katrina Shield’s ‘In The Tiger’s Mouth: An Empowerment Guide for Social Action’. What most distinguishes this books is its emphasis on three elements not often considered in other campaigning texts: self-awareness, collaboration, and self-care.