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Climate Change and Mental Health: an Urgent Challenge

The relationship between Climate Change and Mental Health has been highlighted, both by the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change and the latest IPCC report, as one of the most urgent challenges in the field of health. In this sense, the Wellcome Trust has identified it as one of its emerging areas of interest.

The intention of this workshop is to initiate, within the universities that are part of the programme, a reflection on this new problem, exchange approaches and generate synergies.

To this end, we will have guests from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

The workshop, which will be organised online, will be held in a single day, with morning and afternoon sessions, with two types of presentations: two plenary talks and two spaces for reflection. The timetable will be as follows:

10.00 - 10.20: Climate and Mental Health, The Wellcome's Vision. Alan Dangour, Director of Climate and Health, Wellcome.

10.30 - 11.30: Mental Health, Climate Change and Social Inequalities, Elaine Flores, Research Fellow in Human and Planetary Health, LSHTM.

12.00 - 13.30: Table 1: Exchange of experiences among the members of the network.

16.30 - 18.00: Table 2: Proposals for collaboration between network members.

18.00 - 19.00: Why mental health is a priority for action on climate change. Julian Eaton, Assistant Professor Global Mental Health, LSHTM.

The target audience and participants on the workshop will be:

Members of the EUniWell network. 

Participants from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Participants from the Land Body Ecologies residence at the Wellcome Hub

Porteur de l'initiative

Juan Manuel Zaragoza