CAMH Special Issue on ‘Child and youth mental health & the global ecological crisis’ session 1

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Event type Talk

Free Event
Live stream via Zoom.
09.00 UK, 10.00 CET, 7pm Melbourne

Child & Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH)

Celebrating the launch of the CAMH Special Issue on ‘Child and youth mental health & the global ecological crisis’ (due to be published on the day of this event January 2022), we’ll be discussing the mental health implications of climate change with leading mental health professionals, young people, clinicians, and researchers. This event is coming live from Australia (7pm ET) and the UK (9am).

A panel comprising, Professor Dr. Bernadka Dubicka, Professor Ann Sanson, Associate Professor John Wiseman, plus other contributors to the CAMH Special Issue including; researchers, clinicians, and a young people’s lived experience perspective, will discuss the evidence-base research on the impact climate change is having on mental health.

Pricing and booking

Sign up to this free event at this link or on the Book Now button at the top of the screen and complete the form that follows. You’ll then receive an email confirmation and a link to the webinar, plus we’ll send you a calendar reminder nearer the time. ACAMH Members attending will be eligible for an electronic CPD certificate. Non-members can opt to receive an electronic CPD certificate for just £5, simply select this option at point of booking.

Resources

CAMH Special Issue Early View Papers available to access for FREE until 3 December 2021.

Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis Prof John Wiseman’s book, Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis: Wisdom and Action in the Long Emergency.

Where to find courage and defiant hope when our fragile, dewdrop world seems beyond savingProf John Wiseman’s from The Conversation

Dr. Laelia Benoit’s 17-min podcast on ‘The Anxiety and Grief of the Ecological Crisis’

The Royal College of Physiatrists ‘Eco distress: for young people’

The Royal College of Physiatrists position on sustainability

 

About the speakers

Dr. Bernadka Dubicka
Professor Dr. Bernadka Dubicka

Professor Bernadka Dubicka is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Professor at the University of Manchester, and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Child and Adolescent Mental Health. She is the former Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych) Child and Adolescent Faculty, where she played a leading role in developing the eco-CAMHS group; contributed to the RCPsych position statement on the ecological crisis; and has commissioned a special issue of CAMH on the ecological crisis (Feb 2022) with invited editor, Dr Ann Sanson. She attended COP26 in Glasgow as an RCPsych observer.

Professor Ann Sanson
Professor Ann Sanson

Professor Ann Sanson is a developmental psychologist whose research has principally focused on understanding the role of child, family and community characteristics in social and emotional development from infancy to adulthood, with a recent focus on positive development. She has been a principal investigator on major Australian longitudinal studies for over 30 years and is an advisor to several international longitudinal studies. She has also had an ongoing engagement with the contributions of psychology to social issues: e.g. as the Australian Psychological Society’s inaugural Director of Social Issues, as a founder of its Psychology for Peace Interest Group, and as Co-Chair of the international Committee for the Psychological Study of Peace. Her current work focuses on the impact of the climate crisis on current and future generations of children. She is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, and a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development. She has over 200 publications.

ohn Wiseman is a Professorial Research Fellow at the Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute at the University of Melbourne. His other current roles include Adjunct Professor at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Development and Climate Change Policy Adviser, Sustainability Victoria.

Professor John Wiseman
Professor John Wiseman

Professor John Wiseman is a Senior Research Fellow with Melbourne Climate Futures and Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute ; and an Adjunct Professor at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health at the University of Melbourne. His other current roles include Visiting Fellow,  Centre for Climate Economics and PolicyAustralian National University; Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Development and Board member of The Next Economy.

Previous academic and public policy roles include Deputy Director, Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute; Foundation Director, McCaughey Centre for Community Wellbeing, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health and Assistant Director, Policy Development and Research, Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet.

John’s major research and policy contributions have been in the fields of social justice and citizen engagement; globalisation impacts; social wellbeing policy frameworks and indicators; sustainability transitions; and climate change risks and solutions. His current work focuses on the actions needed to accelerate the transition to a just and resilient post-carbon society.

His most recent book is Hope and Courage in the Climate Crisis, Wisdom and Action in the Long Emergency, Palgrave Macmillan, 2021.