Youth Support Space

18apr6:00 pm7:30 pmVirtual EventYouth Support SpaceWarm care and deep listening for young people 18-25 who want to explore living in a time of climate and other crises OrganiserClimate Psychology AllianceOnline6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Event TypeMeetingThemeMental Health & Wellbeing

Event Details

Are you thinking, feeling or acting in the knowledge of the climate crisis and also aware that many other parts of life are in crisis?

Do you sometimes feel abandoned, confused, lost, despairing, raging, scared and other strong feelings? Is it sometimes difficult to allow yourself to feel anything at all?

Do you wonder how to keep going in an emergency that is going on and on?

Would you love to be able to spend time with others who get it, in a well held space where you are warmly welcome just as you are?

Youth Support Space

We are offering a new monthly space for young people for warm care, deep listening and tools for resilience. You are welcome to come as a one-off or every month if you would like to.

Each month we invite you to a space where you can:

  • Feel warmly welcome
  • Talk about your experience with people who will not dismiss you, or just listen in
  • Meet other young people who may be in a similar position
  • Learn straightforward resilience building practices that you can take away and use again and again
  • Experience a consent-based space where you will not be required to do anything that doesn’t feel right to you
  • Choose to do a held self-reflection practice if you don’t want to talk with other people

We are working for collective care and resilience, based on consent and warm welcome, not just ‘talking about feelings’ but attending to deep human needs for belonging, autonomy and being seen and heard.

Who is facilitating it?

Jo McAndrews

I am a mother to a teenager and I am a coach and trainer, focussing on supporting the needs of children and young people in the face of climate and social crisis. I trained originally in arts psychotherapy and have been working for the last 25 years with young people, families and people who work with them. I am sure that the world would be very different if older people learned to listen properly to younger ones and feel fiercely protective of the well-being of young climate activists.

Rachael Alexander

I am a Psychologist and Mum to two little boys. I have specialised in working with children and parents over the last ten years. I have always been engaged with the climate crisis cognitively but found myself experiencing it on a more emotional level when I had children. I found climate emotions to be really tough and lonely at times. I found accessing supportive spaces where I could discuss these feelings and meet other people really helpful. I am passionate about ensuring young people who are now growing up with such an awareness of the crisis, have available to them supportive spaces where they can explore their thoughts and feelings.

 

When is it happening?

This session takes place on Tues 18th April 6 – 7.30pm UK time online.

How do I book?

Please book via this Eventbrite and you will receive an email with the Zoom link a couple of days before the space and again an hour beforehand.

There is no cost to attend a Radical Care Youth space as this is being supported by external funding.

Please arrive from five minutes before to five minutes after the start time. Please note that after this we will close the space so that we can hold the group strongly without being distracted by interruptions.

Where can I find out more?

Visit our website for full information on this new space, including future dates. If you have any questions you are very welcome to email us on [email protected]

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Time

(Tuesday) 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Organiser

Climate Psychology Alliance

A diverse community of therapeutic practitioners, thinkers, researchers, artists and others who believe that attending to the psychology and emotions of the climate and ecological crisis is at the heart of their work.

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