The Climate Anxiety and Pastoral Care Task group are a group of environmental experts, mental health practitioners, and clergy.
The group was created out of acknowledgement that most Australians are concerned about climate change, but are confused and overwhelmed – they don’t know how Australia should respond or what they personally can do. The anxeity can impact mental health, and cause increased conflict within couples, families and congregations.
Social research shows that we make sense of confusing information and decide what to do about it through conversations with people we know and trust.
The group has prepared a Climate conversation guide, and is running online circles and available for train the trainer sessions with interested chruches or individuals.