A climate café is a space where an individual can share thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis without any pressure to take immediate action, join a group, or change their mind on anything. There are no main speakers or talks, and the space is held by a facilitator who is present to ensure a safe and empathetic environment. It's an advice-free space where you can share your emotions about climate change, and deeply listen to the sharing of others.
I have received training from the Climate Psychology Alliance to facilitate climate cafés, and I can host them both online and in-person, depending on availability and location. If you would like to get more information on this, or arrange a climate cafe session, click here.
In addition, I offer a free climate café called Roots and Resilience for people who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, People of Colour only. I believe this is essential to create a safe space where the experiences of BIPOC people engaged in climate action or experiencing the effects of climate change can be shared. If you do not identify with this group or would like to participate in other climate cafés, feel free to explore other resources by clicking the links below:
4. Climate Psychology Alliance
7. Joanna Macy's Work that Reconnects
If you have any other resource suggestions, do not hesitate to suggest them here - I will be sure to add them to this existing list.
Upcoming climate café events can be found in the events list below:
Roots & Resilience
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Please note that I am not a trained psychologist or licensed mental health professional. Climate Cafes can bring up difficult and uncomfortable emotions. It is important to seek professional help from a licensed therapist or psychologist if you are experiencing mental health concerns. By participating in a Climate Cafe session with me, you acknowledge that you understand and accept this disclaimer.
For more information and resources to help you make informed decisions about your mental health please visit the resources below:
FAQs from the Climate Psychology Alliance website
Caroline Hickman discussing eco anxiety with Friends of the Earth
For children and young people – Royal College of Psychiatrists
For parents and carers - Royal College of Psychiatrists