Mental Health in a Changing Climate

An examination of the impacts of climate change on the physical and mental well-being of youth, women and newcomers.

Feb 07, 2020   •   Research, Climate Change

With support from the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network and the Ivey Foundation, the Greenbelt Foundation and the Alliance for Healthier Communities explore the effects of climate change on youth, women and newcomers.

Researcher Catherine Macdonald from Alliance for Healthier Communities and Katie Hayes, PhD candidate at University of Toronto Dalla Lana School of Public Health examine the impacts of climate change on the physical and mental well-being of youth, women and newcomers - groups most often at risk of facing barriers to care - and local support options and programs in and around the Greenbelt region.

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An examination of the impacts of climate change on the physical and mental well-being of youth, women and newcomers.

Looking for a quick reference for outlining risks and opportunities to improve mental health outcomes related to climate change?

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Newcomers in a Changing Climate highlights the effects of climate change on newcomers in the Greater Golden Horseshoe

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Youth in a Changing Climate discusses why children and youth are disproportionally impacted by the mental health impacts of climate change

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Women in a Changing Climate explores the social positioning of women as caregivers and how that increases psychological stress during extreme weather events