University of Salford Climate Café

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The frequency of adverse effects of rising global temperatures like heatwaves, droughts and floods have become a regular fixture on our news cycles and social media feeds in recent times.

We’ve all been there – you read a headline about climate change and you feel worried or concerned about what this means for the future of our planet, for our kids and grandkids.

You’re not alone. Climate anxiety is real.

Climate or eco-anxiety is distress relating to the ecological crises we are facing and can be connected to many emotions - anger, worry, despair, fear, guilt and shame to name a few. It can be hard to navigate these feelings or to talk about it in the fear of burdening someone else with our concerns. Sometimes we need hope and other times we just need to talk to someone that is feeling the same way which is why we’re bringing our first Climate Café to the University of Salford.

A Climate Café is a simple social gathering where we can talk about our thoughts and feelings about the climate emergency. Climate Cafés are bounded by confidentiality, although they are not therapy sessions. We invite you to take part in a warm, hospitable conversation where you can reflect on your feelings without being bounced into action. This is one way of coping with the challenges facing us all.

Any questions? Please get in touch.