Webinar: Eco-anxiety in a Changing Climate
October 1, 2020
Dr. Katie Hayes (Policy Analyst, Climate Change and Innovation Bureau, Health Canada)
In this webinar, Dr. Katie Hayes explored how climate change affects mental health. She discussed the mental health outcomes from specific hazards, and the latest research on eco-anxiety and eco-grief. Particular attention was paid to the disproportionate risks to specific populations, including populations facing health inequities and at-risk occupational groups. Also explored was how to measure and monitor the mental health consequences of climate change and the role of climate change and health assessments in supporting an understanding of risks, impacts, and adaptation opportunities. This session closed with an overview of population-level interventions that support well being in a changing climate.