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Research 

Connecting Climate Minds

CMHN is part of this new and inspiring project which will bring together people from around the world to align research and action at the intersection of climate change and mental health. Our ambitious plan is to cultivate a connected, supported, and engaged community of practice on a global scale to create an actionable research agenda. Learn more.

Parents Research: Participants Needed!

Climate Mental Health Network is the co-creator of a first-of-its-kind free guide for parents and caregivers, How To Talk To Young People About Climate Emotions. We have received a federally funded research translation grant from Oregon State University to improve the for the further development of a guide to help families, caregivers and teachers talk with children about climate change and associated emotions. Focus groups will last for one hour over Zoom and will take place in fall 2023. Compensation is $75. Sign up at this form if you are interested in participating! 

Climate Change and Youth Mental Health

Funded by Blue Shield of California with support from the Climate Mental Health Network and Global Fund for Mental Health, this report was led by the See Change Institute. The report: (1) synthesizes current research on climate and mental health with a focus on youth and BIPOC, (2) shares a framework of the key components of climate resilience / anxiety interventions, and (3) highlights promising approaches in schools, families, communities, and clinical settings for climate anxiety support.

Click here for the report. Click here to watch the recording of a webinar about the report's release.

Teachers Survey and Focus Groups 

National survey of teachers about their students climate emotions, what tools and resources are currently available and needed for schools to better support students climate mental health. Done in partnership with Julianna Russo a graduate student at the New School.

We are now conducting focus groups with teachers nationwide in partnership with the National Environmental Education Foundation.

Media and Tech Tools Survey

Over 1,000 people responded to our survey about how climate change affects their mental health and what media and tech tools might be helpful. Click here for the results.

Global Priorities for Climate Change and Mental Health Research

Researchers, including CMHN co-founder Lian Zeitz, consulted with experts working across mental health and climate change, both within and outside of research and working in high, middle, and low-income countries, to garner consensus about the future research priorities for mental health and climate change. Read here.

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