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Mental Health Risks of Climate Change


An audio lecture from the ‘Climate Change and Health’ audio series by Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, that discusses how climate change and environmental change will impact physical and mental health and well-being. The audio also discusses the connections between mental, physical and community health.

Students will learn about cognitive, psychological and behavioural disorders caused by climate change. They will also learn about the current and future impacts of climate change on mental well being and the urgent need to address it.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. Discuss how climate change affects aspects of mental health.
  2. How is community health impacted by climate change? Discuss in the classroom
  3. What are some direct and indirect mental health impacts of natural disasters caused by climate change?
About Tool
Tool Name Climate Change and Mental Health 
Discipline Social Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Psychology, Climate Psychology, Mental Health, Community Health, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Stress, Anxiety
Climate Topic Climate and Health, Climate and Society
Type of tool Audio (10 mins) 
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Hosted at YouTube
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic

Mapped Sustainable Development Goal(s), apart from 4 and 13


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