How do I deal with climate anxiety?

As a child or young person, dealing with climate change can be very difficult.

Fortunately, there are many resources that can help you take care of your wellbeing and the planet at the same time.

Talk Climate provides videos and music for young adults, and many resources on how to take care of your wellbeing and engage in climate action.

Go to Talk Climate is a website developed by student Serena Adutt, to help young people learn about ecoanxiety and how to deal with it.

Go to Ecoanxiety

Climate Crisis Conversations is a podcast created by psychologists, and includes episodes where young activists also share their experiences dealing with stress and climate anxiety

Listen to Climate Crisis Conversations

If you feel that you need additional mental health support, contact your GP or school counsellor. There are also free helplines (over the phone and chat) for children and young people:

Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

Visit Kids Helpline

Beyond Blue – 1300 22 4636

Visit Beyond Blue

HeadSpace has articles and interactive activities for young people on mental health and wellbeing

Go to Headspace

There are also some great resources for parents and adults on how to support children and young people who are feeling anxious about climate change:

Emerging Minds: How to support children’s wellbeing in the face of climate change

Go to Emerging Minds

HeadSpace: Supporting your young person experiencing anxiety about climate change

Go to Headspace