Human health is threatened by pervasive global challenges: zoonotic viruses, extreme heat and wildfires, flooding, displacement, and substantial loss of biodiversity. Further still, there is growing recognition of environmental impacts on mental health. This course will review evidence-based research about the mental health impacts of climate change and environmental degradation in the context of health care systems, and explore possible community responses to climate anxiety and ecological grief. We will also challenge anthropocentric views of health and reflect on the potential role of increasing distress in relation to pressing environmental challenges.
Please note that portions of the classes will be recorded, and recordings will be available to registrants for 30 days after the class; however, this is an interactive session, and some portions will not be recorded.
Course withdrawal must occur at least 48 hours prior to course commencement to receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee.
Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology
This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).