'Normal?' Conversations: What is the climate crisis doing to our mental health?
SMHAF’s Andrew Eaton-Lewis brings together three fascinating people with different insights into the mental health impact of climate change.
Katy Dye is a performance artist whose latest project, Climate Grief Karaoke, invites people to sing songs expressing their emotions towards environmental breakdown. The project, originally performed at Extinction Rebellion's 'Underground' event, will be showcased at a number of UK performance festivals later this year. It was inspired by the phenomenon of ‘ecological grief’, a psychological response to loss caused by climate change.
Fadzai Mwakutuya is a visual artist and founder of Climate Change Creative, a project to facilitate the sharing of artwork that raises climate change awareness, with a focus on disadvantaged or marginalised communities.
Dr Gary Belkin is founder of the Billion Minds Institute, which highlights the “social climate” crisis of climate change. Previously, he was Executive Deputy Commissioner in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene where he led the Division of Mental Hygiene.