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Wellbeing

Wellbeing

In the rush to address social injustice, environmental destruction, and a myriad of other pressing issues, our own health and wellbeing can be left on the backburner. These articles and tips will help you stay healthy and well while working to change the world.

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Tips for Life in Lockdown

Tips for personal and collective wellbeing and resilience during Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns. Insights from a survey by Commons Librarians.

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Book Review: We Will Not Cancel Us

Review of the booklet We Will Not Cancel Us – And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice by adrienne maree brown. Discusses transformative justice approaches as an alternative accountability measure to ‘canceling’ individual harm-doers.

Ending the Activist Year Well

After a big year of effort it’s important to take time for reflection, evaluation, team-building, celebration, and planning. These resources will help.

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Tips for US election feels

Many people have strong feelings about the US election. Here’s some suggestions around ways to support yourself and others.

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Mindfulness During the Pandemic

Mindfulness practices can help us feel more grounded, calm and present during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. Includes a guided meditation and links to others.

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ChangeMaker Chat with Margaret Salamon

Interview with Margaret Salamon, a psychoanalyst who has transitioned into a climate change warrior. She talks about the psychological features of the climate disaster and her own journey of becoming a changemaker.

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Staying Together While Keeping Apart

Holly Hammond’s speech to the Green Institute’s webinar. Includes suggested resources in relation to staying connected to ourselves, each other, reality and our values.

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Coronavirus and Community Care

Want to help your community during the Covid-19 pandemic? A collection of resources about stopping the spread of Coronavirus and setting up mutual aid.

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Resources to Cope With Climate Anxiety and Grief

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.

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Handbook of Climate Psychology

A comprehensive guide from the Climate Psychology Alliance (UK). Includes sections on grief, loss, coping strategies and radical hope.

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Healing Our Climate Grief

This article shares perspectives on healing climate grief, including the importance of feeling and releasing feelings and accessing peer support.

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Coping with climate change distress

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.

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