Climate change and mental health are two of the greatest global challenges we face. Attention on the mental health impacts of the climate crisis has grown rapidly in the past year alone, yet the climate and mental health space remains fragmented.
Together with Climate Cares
at Imperial College London, which will oversee and steer the project, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
, which will lead the infrastructural support and creative approaches to fostering meaningful and boundary-breaking dialogues, the Lived Experience Working Group (Climate Mental Health Network
, Force of Nature
) will ensure meaningful inclusion of expertise by lived experience and lead global engagement with particularly vulnerable communities including youth and indigenous communities, the Regional Community Development Group (St Luke’s Medical Center, University of the West Indies, Claretian University) will develop the methodology for the Regional Communities and provide expert guidance to the Communities throughout.
The Planetary Health Alliance is representing North America and Europe as Regional Community Convenors, in line with the Sustainable Development Goal Regional Groupings, and will work with regional Youth Ambassadors and Lived Experience Advisory Groups.