NextGen: A UNICEF Australia podcast 

What is climate anxiety?

January 29, 2024 UNICEF Australia Season 1 Episode 2
NextGen: A UNICEF Australia podcast 
What is climate anxiety?
Show Notes

In this episode, we're talking about climate anxiety, its impact on young people, and the tools to manage it. Rae Johnston passes the mic to psychologist Avalon Bourne, who has completed a PhD in climate anxiety, and Takesa, a young Australian who has lived experience with climate anxiety.

Show notes:
This episode talks about anxiety and mental health coping strategies. See links below for resources to help cope with climate anxiety.

This episode refers to the 2019/2020 bushfire season, one of the most devastating fires on record in Australia. A catastrophic 19 million hectares of land was burnt. More than 3000 homes were burnt and tens of thousands of people were displaced.

The south coast refers to the south coast of Sydney, one of the regions impacted by the fires.

Links:
UNICEF Australia's educational resources on navigating conversations on climate change with young people

Understanding anxiety about climate change - Headspace

Sonder Youth website