Climate Change and the Impact on Women's Mental Health held Tuesday 29 March 2022

May 24, 2022

Moderated by Dr Ricky Kantrowitz

Date: Tuesday 29 March 2022 14:00—15:30 (2.00pm-3.30pm) SAST.


The webinar focusses on the impact of climate change on women’s mental health.

Dr Conni Cai Ru Gan highlights the interrelatedness between psychological effects and mental health consequences of climate related changes and impact on vulnerable groups.

Studies (2017) have shown that the psychological effects were highest among those who were exposed to floods.

She emphasised the intersectionality between social and ecological determinants of health, hazards and required response interventions needed.

Insights into climate change and impact on women’s mental health was provided by Dr Kriti Vashisht who shared her real-life experience while living in India and the United States.

Dr Maria Celeste Delgado – Librero in her presentation calls for activism as she showcased her work as the “unlikely environmental activist”.

The webinar includes a thought-provoking rendition by Kate Oliver called “First Lady of the Outback”.