This subject explores mental health practice in the context of the global environmental crisis, which is having disproportionate impacts on human health and wellbeing. Conventional approaches to mental health based on Euro-Western ideology are challenged, and a holistic environmental framework is presented to include social and ecological dimensions. Drawing from a range of worldviews and knowledges, the psychological and emotional responses to environmental loss and decline, as well strategies and approaches for promoting mental health in a range of contexts are examined. This subject is relevant to health and human service practitioners interested in understanding how to adapt to a changing climate and practice context.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
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