Robert Tollemache

Robert Tollemache

Robert Tollemache aged 82 has recently retired from a career as a psychotherapist in private practice. He conducted qualitative psycho-social research into people’s attitudes towards climate change as the basis of a PhD which he completed in 2017 after eight years. The main focus of his research was the many and various ways that we all find to deny both climate change and the urgent need to act in order to limit its progression.

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