Emma Lawrence

Emma Lawrence

Emma Lawrance is a Mental Health Innovations Fellow at Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation. In this role she works closely with digital mental health charities to better understand mental health needs and to improve services available. She has a keen interest in understanding our response to the climate crisis, and is collaborating with the Grantham Institute to raise awareness of the implications of climate change on mental health, and the interaction with taking action. Growing up in the Adelaide hills instilled a deep love of the natural world, and she enjoys as much time outdoors as possible. Her previous studies and work include physics, chemistry, clinical neuroscience and a traveling science circus.

Sunday - VGN Climate Summit
1:00pm

Climate Anxiety and Climate Despair

Climate anxiety is spreading and beginning to permeate therapists’ consulting rooms. Many of climate change’s earliest alarm-ringers, those such as activists and scientists, are at times having to face unmanageable feelings of despair, anger and grief. The Climate Psychology Alliance is responding to a growing volume of calls for support. Join three panellists from the alliance who have some insight into how to manage these sometimes overwhelming emotions about our planet’s future.

Auditorium full timetable

Sunday
1:00pm

Climate Anxiety and Climate Despair

Climate anxiety is spreading and beginning to permeate therapists’ consulting rooms. Many of climate change’s earliest alarm-ringers, those such as activists and scientists, are at times having to face unmanageable feelings of despair, anger and grief. The Climate Psychology Alliance is responding to a growing volume of calls for support. Join three panellists from the alliance who have some insight into how to manage these sometimes overwhelming emotions about our planet’s future.

VGN Climate Summit full timetable