With anxiety around environmental issues on the rise, eco-anxiety is becoming a quickly evolving area of study in mental health. Join Sustainable Waterloo Region on Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 for a webinar that will explore the mental health impacts of climate change and eco-anxiety with Dr. Katie Hayes. This event will include discussion on how we currently measure and monitor these impacts, which populations are most at risk, and the actions that we can all take to support our psychosocial adaptation to climate change.
Dr. Katie Hayes is a climate change and mental health researcher based in Canada. Her research explores the mental health consequences of climate change with a specific focus on addressing the inequitable risks and impacts on marginalized groups. Katie has published a number of recent articles exploring the topic and she is currently leading the mental health and climate change chapter for the upcoming National Climate Change and Health Assessment Report being led by Health Canada.