Hosting & Facilitating a Climate Café

15nov5:00 pm8:00 pmVirtual EventHosting & Facilitating a Climate CaféThis workshop will support participants to develop the confidence to set up their own climate café. OrganiserClimate Psychology Alliance Scotland5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Event TypeWorkshop & TrainingThemeMental Health & Wellbeing,Networking & Community Engagement

Event Details

It will cover the psychology of the climate and ecological emergency, a taster Climate Café, building a toolkit of practical resources and a discussion of the organisation and facilitation of Climate Cafés.

The details

Details: Tues 15th Nov 17.00 – 20.00 GMT

Cost: £20 standard rate & £5 concessionary rate (for students and those on low income).

Please try to participate in a climate café before you attend this training workshop. You can find dates for our offerings here.

What is a Climate Café?

A Climate Café is a simple, hospitable, empathetic process that offers a space where fears and uncertainties about our climate crisis can be safely expressed, leading over time to greater emotional resilience and understanding.

We need the kind of exploration that Climate Cafés provide as it becomes more evident that climate change is not a far-away problem but a clear and present danger to our own safety and wellbeing. People increasingly need to talk about what our changing climate means for them in terms of impacts at personal, family and societal level. We need to imagine it in some detail so as to be able to think about it constructively and clear-sightedly, and to explore some complex feelings and thoughts which may often be taboo and hard to talk about.

The focus of discussion is participants’ thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis. There are no guest speakers and no talks, and it is an advice-free zone. This is psychologically important, helping to create the supportive atmosphere.

What is the purpose of this workshop?

Climate Psychology Alliance members are establishing climate cafés in communities across the UK, and we want to see them taking place in every location.

This workshop will support participants to develop the confidence to set up their own Climate Café. It will include a short taster climate café, the psycho-social principles on which Climate Cafés are based, building a toolkit of practical resources, and a discussion of the organisation and facilitation of Climate Cafés.

Who is running it?

Linda Aspey is a coach, facilitator, therapist, activist, supervisor and speaker working on culture and climate change.

Gillian Broad is professor of social work at the University of Sussex and an experienced facilitator of reflective groups including Climate Cafés

A reminder will be sent to registered participants leading up to the workshop and the Zoom link will be shared the day beforehand. Please check spam/junk folders.

If you have any problems please email [email protected].



(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Climate Psychology Alliance Scotland

CPA Scotland is a place-based group applying the insights of climate psychology in the Scottish context, holding regular meetings and events, climate cafés, talks and workshops. The group also uses some meetings as a reading group for discussing texts and concepts.

Event Page