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Challenges affecting our planet also affect our minds, communities and healthcare systems

We are a team of researchers, designers, policy-makers and educators aiming to understand and support mental health in the current climate and ecological crises. Our vision is for individuals, communities and healthcare systems to have the knowledge, tools, and resources to become resilient to the mental health impacts of climate change. 

We have three key streams of work to help us achieve our vision:

Our work streams

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Evidence

Build important evidence to understand how awareness of these crises can influence our mental health, who is being affected, and the mutual benefits of climate action.

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Interventions

Together with affected individuals, we will design, evaluate and scale interventions that support the mental health of vulnerable people and communities so they can become resilient in times of crisis.

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Policy

Develop and disseminate policy guidelines and best practice principles to educate health care leaders and trigger health systems change across the globe.

Bringing together a range of expertise across Imperial College London

Climate Cares is a collaboration between the Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Grantham Institute – two of Imperial College London’s seven Global Institutes established to promote inter-disciplinary working and to meet some of the greatest challenges faced by society.