The Kids Aren’t Alright

Caroline Hickman

Journalist and podcaster Rachel Donald (Planet: Critical) interviews Caroline Hickman, a practicing psychotherapist and researcher who focuses on eco-anxiety, especially in young people. Caroline defines eco-anxiety, explains how it’s natural to feel distress if you care about the state of the environment, covers how to communicate with others about eco-anxiety, and suggests ways to move through feelings of anger and despair to achieve emotional resilience.

Caroline Hickman is a lecturer at the University of Bath in social work and climate psychology, a practicing climate-aware psychotherapist, and a researcher focused on eco-anxiety and distress about the climate and ecological crisis in children and young people. She regularly makes media appearances and delivers presentations to share her insights on eco-anxiety and how to cope with it.

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