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Climate anxiety: an introduction for teachers


This guide aims to answer some of the key questions and concerns that we know teachers are asking. Half of the teachers we spoke to said they feel ill-equipped to deal with student anxiety around climate change. Our study showed that one in three teachers are seeing high levels of climate anxiety in students, and with 77% of students we spoke to telling us that thinking about climate change makes them nervous, this is clearly a real challenge. In addition, many teachers themselves are feeling anxious about the state of the climate and are looking for advice and guidance about how to approach the climate crisis conversation and associated anxiety in the classroom.


This guide provides ideas and resources around channelling anxiety into positive, effective action, the power of talking about the issue and suggestions for teaching about the crisis, as well as providing support for managing the symptoms of anxiety.


three pages of the toolkit


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