Mental Health in Sustainability
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About The Event
At this event you’ll hear from activists, practitioners and researchers on the mental health challenges linked to climate change, eco-anxiety, why access to nature is so important for wellbeing and mental health, and how these issues can inspire climate action. The event will feature three speakers, followed by a networking event, to inspire a deeper conversation and get everyone involved!
According to a 2018 national survey, almost 70% of people in the United States are worried about climate change, and around 51% feel “helpless.”
Anxiety around environmental issues may stem from the awareness of a rising risk of extreme weather events, losses of livelihood or housing, fears for future generations, and feelings of helplessness.
We will discuss this perspective with Dr. Katie Hayes. Her research investigates the mental health consequences of climate change, with a specific focus on addressing the inequitable risks and impacts on marginalized groups. Her research also explores what is being done to support psychosocial resilience within a changing climate in Canada.
Nature as a Solution
Looking for a simple way to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and maybe even improve your memory? Take a walk in the woods. This is an oft repeated advise, let's explore the science behind it.
Spending time in nature has been found to help with mental health problems including anxiety and depression. For example, research into ecotherapy (a type of formal treatment which involves doing activities outside in nature) has shown it can help with mild to moderate depression.
6:30 PM – 6:40 PM: Introduction from CEP
6:40 PM – 7:00 PM: Eco-Anxiety Discussion
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM: Nature as a Solution
7:20 PM – 7:45 PM: Panel Discussion
7:45 PM – 8:00 PM: Audience Q&A
We will share the link to the event closer to the date! Stay tuned!
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- General - Silver Donation$5$50$0
- General - Gold Donation$10$100$0