There are lots of routes you can take to manage your eco-anxiety. Find support that’s tailored to your beautiful, brilliant, and utterly unique brain.
The first step to finding the right support for eco-anxiety is to learn what it is and how it might be affecting you. Force of Nature hosts a series of engaging and informative podcasts that cover a wide range of topics, from climate grief to affecting systemic change. Hear from incredible expert guests as they discuss their unique perspectives on climate emotions and routes to action.
If you feel your eco-emotions are getting on top of you and you would like to talk them through with someone who understands, you can find support from Mind. Mind offers a wide range of resources to support your mental wellbeing. From online advice to free local services, plus fantastic signposts to other helpful places, you can get the support that works for you.
Experiencing panic and anxiety can be incredibly distressing, so it is helpful to have a technique that calms you down in the moment. Rootd is a simple to use app that can support you through a panic attack until you feel back in control. It also has short term and long term guidance to help manage and reduce the anxiety you are experiencing over time.
When we are feeling stressed or overwhelmed it is easy to fall into the trap of procrastinating, which prevents us from resolving the challenges we are struggling with. Flora is a lovely app that supports your goals by rewarding you for not using screen time as a distraction. You can plan your tasks in the app before setting focus times to accomplish them. Flora will plant trees if you successfully stay on task and avoid using unnecessary apps.
It is not always easy to talk about our feelings. So instead of struggling to find the right words, try exploring your emotions through art. Using litter to create your art is a powerful way to work through your feelings about climate change. You can use Litterati to track your litter picking efforts, and see how your creative outlet has a positive influence on your community in real time.
We all have our own special blend of talents and passions. Use yours to discover personal climate actions that help the planet your way.
Education is vital to equip young minds with the tools to work towards a climate solution. Teach the Future is campaigning for the government to bring climate education into our schools. As well as to offer college courses that equip young people with the skills to go into green jobs that are already helping tackle climate change.
No one can change the world alone - but together we can be unstoppable. The United Nations have created an app to help you take actions that make a real impact. Track your climate actions and calculate your carbon footprint, as well as take part in group challenges with users around the world. Watch as your personal progress keeps the global action counter climbing toward a healthier planet.
We live in a democracy, which means that every voice matters. If you want to see a change in your community, or even the whole country, you can lobby your local MP. Your MP represents you, so it is their job to listen to what you have to say. Every voice that joins the cause is one step closer to political change.
Search engines are the satnavs of the internet - we wouldn't get far without one. So, why not switch yours to one that’s more climate conscious? Ecosia uses 100% of its profits to take climate action, with at least 80% used to plant trees. By switching your default search engine to Ecosia you’re supporting the planet with every search you make.
Actions speak louder than words, so if you’re itching to get stuck in then try volunteering. One Tree Planted are an established charity, making a difference through global reforestation. Trees are vital for their role in absorbing pollutants from the atmosphere. As an ambassador you will get first dibs on volunteering events, access to their fundraising platform, and the opportunity to share your passion with the world.
No matter where you are on your journey, the E.ON Next Community is a safe space to find climate conscious people sharing the road. Whether we supply your energy or not, anyone can sign up. After all, we all have the same goal - so let’s support each other and build a happier, healthier planet for everyone.