Climate Mental Health
For mental health support activities on joining and creating community and connection, please see the Climate Solutions and Facilitating Discussions and Creating Solidarity
Encourage youth to join or create climate café groups to talk about and normalize conversations about emotions & create opportunities for shared solidarity
There are climate cafes and other support groups that encourage community, offer a place to talk and reflect on climate change, grieve, be grateful, honor pain for the world, and heal from trauma related to climate change impacts.
Support connection with family, friends, or special interest groups
Encourage collective action
Encourage youth to join pro-environmental or nature-based groups. Identifying with a pro-environmental group can increase agency, create a sense of belonging, and combat the effects of hopelessness youth may feel. Use social media to share stories of youth climate activists who often organize climate justice groups and activities.