From: Hope, despair and transformation: Climate change and the promotion of mental health and wellbeing
'Although environmental threats are real and can be frightening, remaining in a state of heightened distress is not helpful for ourselves or for others. We generally cope better, and are more effective at making changes, when we are calm and rational.'
• Be optimistic about the future
• Remind yourself there is a lot you can personally do
• Change your own behaviour
• Become informed about problems and solutions
• Do things in easy stages
• Identify things that might get in the way of doing things differently
• Cue yourself
• Look after yourself!
• Invite others to change
• Talk with others about environmental problems
• Present clear but not overwhelming information, and offer solutions
• Talk about changes that you are making in your own life
• Share your difficulties and rewards
• Be assertive, not aggressive
• Congratulate people for being environmentally concerned
• Model the behaviours that you want others do do'