Blog | 15th Jan, 2020

Coping with climate distress

Resources to help you build resilience, manage difficult emotions and stay engaged throughout the bushfire crisis.

At a time of so much collective pain and grief over family, community and nature we need to take special care of ourselves and those around us.

So we want to share some resources from Psychology for a Safe Climate. They have two publications with a variety of ideas, resources and practical strategies to help you chart your path through this and keep taking action on the climate crisis.

The first is a resource they have put together specifically in response to the bushfires called Staying engaged in the climate and bushfire crisis. The second is a general guide called Coping with Climate Change Distress. You can read the PDF documents below or download them to print at home.

You can learn more about the team at Psychology for a Safe Climate here.

And lastly, if you need immediate help don’t hesitate to call Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636.

Staying engaged in the climate and bushfire crisis

An extensive collection of resources and links covering topics like 'tending to your emotional needs', 'self-compassion', 'active hope' and 'parenting, and the planet'.

Coping with Climate Change Distress

This is a general summary and tip sheet. It covers a range of strategies to improve our thinking, behaviour and relationships so that we can stay engaged and avoid burning out.