Please contact your GP, a professional, and/or the bolded services if feel you would like to talk in more detail:
Psychology For a Safe Climate: Workshops, info and Psychologists who understand climate change related concerns:
Staying Engaged in the Bushfire and climate Crisis
Australian Psychological Society
Initial free telephone conversation with psychologist
APS: ACTIVATE 8 strategies from psychology to tackle climate change
Lifeline: Ph 13 11 14 (24 hour service)
Beyond Blue: Ph 1300 22 4636
Headspace for young people or to access an app.
Coping with Climate Distress: Environment Victoria and Psychology for a Safe Future
Dark Mountain Deep adaptation.
"We intend to challenge the stories which underpin our civilisation: the myth of progress, the myth of human centrality, and the myth of our separation from ‘nature’."
— Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto
The Poetry of Predicament Youtube videos/interviews
Psychotherapist Rosemary Randall talks on 6 short videos 'Coping with the climate crisis'
NASA Climate Stats, evidence, cause, effects and solutions.
Extinction Rebellion Australia
"We are in the middle of an Ecological crisis. Our course is set for mass species extinction, and societal collapse. Our future looks bleak and our children are not safe. Change to avert the worst of the disaster is still technically and economically possible. It involves envisioning and building a world which is ecologically and socially just. This is an emergency situation – action is urgent. Our Government isn’t acting in accordance with what science and history tells us. Therefore our Government is criminally negligent. We have a moral duty to rebel, whatever our politics. History shows us that peaceful civil disobedience is an effective way to bring about change. Our lives have meaning when we follow our conscience and fight to protect what we love. We ask others who feel the same way to join our peaceful Rebellion.
Climate Feedback:Climate Feedback is a worldwide network of scientists sorting fact from fiction in climate change media coverage. Our goal is to help readers know which news to trust.
Psychology Today: The Green Minding the human place in nature. Kenneth Worthy Ph.D.
The Climate Psychology Alliance Handbook: Psychology and radical hope.
Australian Psychological Society Resources: The Climate Change Empowerment Handbook.
101 things you can do to help address climate change.
Australian Academy of Science. (2015). The science of climate change: Questions and answers.
The Future Is Beautiful shows each one of us that we are creating the future. It speaks to the activist in all of us and opens up the question – How will you create beauty in the world?
Climate Action Network Australia
Vision: A fair and sustainable Australia free of climate pollution, where people and nature are protected from dangerous climate change.
Future Leaders climate topics-resources
Friends of the Earth Melbourne
Australian Conservation Foundation
Australian Youth Climate Coalition A movement of over 150,000 people who are fighting for a safe climate for our generation and future generations.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people for climate justice with the Australian Youth Climate Coalition. Our vision is for a just and sustainable future with strong cultures and communities, powered by renewable energy. Climate change is one of the greatest threats facing humanity, but we also know it is an opportunity to create a more just and sustainable world.
Citizens Climate Lobby Australia
One Million Women : Global movement to empower women and girls to act on Climate Change by how they live.
Market Forces Actions
Other local Australian organizations via Climate for Change
Cultivating Inner Resilience
Author/academic Jem Bendell.
BLOGS on deep adaptation and near term societal collapse.
Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating ClimateTragedy - Professor Jem Bendell
TreeSisters exists to elicit collective responsibility for planetary restoration at the grass roots level with a focus on women and tropical reforestation.
Vision: We envision a world in which it is normal for everyone to protect and restore our planet.
Mission: To rapidly accelerate tropical reforestation by inspiring and channeling women's nature-based feminine leadership into local and global action.
Retrofitting the Suburbs- David Holmgren
Green House Think Tank Facing up to Climate Reality
Video talk: Shed A Light – This civilisation is finished: so what is to be done? -Rupert Read, Environmental Philosopher and Chair of Green House Think Tank.
Melbourne psychologist Bronwyn Gresham presents 12-mins talk Mental Health impacts of climate change.
How to have Climate Change conversations
Climate for Change - host a conversation with a trained facilitator coming to you.
Climate Communications and Behavior Change
Book Rebecca Huntley
Climate for Change - Action NFP organization. Melbourne/Victoria/Brisbane
Climate for Change’s mission is to create the social climate in Australia for effective action on climate change. We know that social change happens when ordinary people start having conversations with those they know and trust. We support people to have effective conversations about climate change, and to take actions that will inspire others.
Carolyn Baker providing a safe place to have dangerous conversations about uncertain futures.
Life Coach and Author (Books, online groups, podcasts) "Carolyn Baker is a true revolutionary and fore-runner for the emerging zeitgeist of what I have come to call, the Perennialist Movement….a trust built on the foundations of indigenous wisdom and spiritual heritage. She is providing a safe place to have dangerous conversations about uncertain futures, and is our best hope for the societal schizophrenia that is truly the gravest danger to our humanity." — John Glavis
Living Resilience: Heaps of resource topics
Groups by profession
Bioneers: Joanna Macy - The Hidden Promise of Our Dark Age
The Hidden Promise of Our Dark Age: Discovering Our Wisdom, Strength and Beauty in the Midst of Crisis One of the great activists and spiritual teachers of our era, Joanna Macy, brings a hopeful message: If we can free ourselves from the delusions and dependencies bred by the “industrial growth society,” something wonderful can happen. If we manage to steer clear of panic, we may well find, at last, the wild power of our creativity and solidarity.
"The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization."
Support Groups online
Living Resilience - Dean Walker
Community Space, including Safe Circle online gatherings with Dean Walker (Zoom)
Carolyn Baker (Zoom)
Living in the Time of Dying Climate / Collapse Support Group - Michael Shaw (Zoom)
I highly recommend watching the documentary: Living in The Time of Dying. (54-mins) and joining the monthly online Climate / Collapse Support Group
Greensong Active Hope online Study Groups (zoom)
SOS Group meetup Melbourne: S.O.S Sustainability of Self
Explore Ecopsychology methodology and support circles re: feelings related to Climate Change and ecological collapse. In-person
3 Tips to Reduce Climate Change Fatigue
Course online: Ecopsychology Initiative-Climate Stress & Psychology
The Hopeful space between denial and despair: Three psychology professors discuss climate change
Plan to Thrive: Building a Support Network Resources for activist health and wellbeing
Plan to Thrive: Resources for Sustaining Activism
Plan to Thrive: burnout prevention
Trauma Healing and Transformation: Body Mind Spirit Practices for Grassroots People
Climate and Mind. Exploring the relationship between climate disruption, human behaviour and human experience.
Coping with Climate Change Distress
FREE Climate Change online courses
Class Central (heaps)
Other courses possibly not free:
Coursera -several language options
Climate change education for sustainable development: the UNESCO climate change initiative
‘Don’t mention the emergency?’
Booklet - Jane Morton
"If climate policymaking is to be soundly based, a reframing of scientific research within an existential risk-management framework is now urgently required. This must be taken up not just in the work of the IPCC, but also in the UNFCCC negotiations if we are to address the real climate challenge. Current processes will not deliver either the speed or the scale of change required." - David Sprat and Ian Dunlop reports 'How to Understand 1.5oC Climate Science and other guides.
We are a community of technology experts, scientists, researchers, communicators and concerned citizens who freely give our time and expertise so that a safe climate can be secured for all.
Kids and Climate
Port Phillip EcoCentre resources
A Guide for Parents about the Climate Crisis: "This information sheet helps parents think through how they, as parents, can respond to the current reality of climate change and the threat of worse impacts to come. "
Raising children to thrive in a climate changed world.
“It's going to be beautiful to see what we dare to do. Facing our fears, and letting go of and getting over our knee-jerk reactions to what we think we don't like or are afraid of. To see our capacity to walk into the fire. To discover how much we really love being alive. To give ourselves a taste of what that passion is. To let us fall really in love with our planet, and its beauty, and to see that in ourselves, as well as in each other.” - Joanna Macy, Ph.D. Eco-philosopher, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology