How parents manage climate anxiety: coping and hoping for the whole family

  • Olson, Rebecca E. (PI)
  • McKenzie, Jordan (PI)
  • Holmes, Mary (CoPI)
  • Hernandez, Andreas (CoPI)
  • ******, Roger Vincent (CoI)

Project: Research project

Project Details


This project studies how Australian parents manage climate anxiety for themselves and their families. Using mixed-methods/mixed-media approaches, it examines whether an increase in climate disasters is accelerating the spread of collective anxiety amongst families, how parents manage this anxiety for their children and partners, and if there are associated mental health burdens and gendered inequities in this management. It also looks at climate anxiety management across generations and climate histories, drawing out pessimistic/optimistic narratives about the future to enable action, resilience, and hope. It will produce an evidence base and photo-voice/documentary resources to help parents and support organisations combat climate anxiety.
Effective start/end date1/06/231/06/26


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