Climate Cares works to generate evidence, awareness of and solutions for the interconnections between climate change and mental health.
See some of our highlights below, or click through to all our outputs, including published research and briefing papers, and our collaborations.
Climate Cares highlights
Connecting Climate Minds
Connecting Climate Minds is working to foster connections between people all over the world to come together to understand and respond to the deep interconnections between climate change and mental health.
It is a global project funded by Wellcome, and led by Imperial College London's Climate Cares.
Eco-emotion guided journal
We’re trialling a new co-designed intervention, an ‘eco-emotion’ guided journal we’ve developed with young people to help them understand, process and respond to their emotions about the changing climate and environment, and build agency.
This is an example of how Climate Cares is evaluating and scaling evidence-based practices that support the mental health of vulnerable people and communities.
A course for policy makers
We have partnered with Apolitical to launch a course for government workers that equips them to understand and respond to the links between climate change and mental health.
Led by faculty from Imperial College London and experts from around the world, this course offers a unique opportunity to develop the necessary skills to tackle these pressing challenges in tandem.
Our research highlights
Working with young people
We have explored how the dual crises of climate change and mental health are impacting the wellbeing of young people around the world, including in the UK. See our publication in The Lancet.
Our reviews of the literature explore the ways in which climate change and mental health are linked, particularly rising temperatures.
Our briefing paper highlights opportunities for improving mental health and emotional wellbeing though climate action, and our Delphi study develops global recommendations across sectors.
See all our research outputs.
How does climate change affect our mental health?
There is growing evidence that climate change can have direct and indirect effects on mental health.
We are committed to better understanding the problem and developing appropriate responses.
Watch this video by Climate Cares and the Grantham Institute.