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100 Climate Conversations: Susie Burke

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Friday 10 February from 9:30am to 10:30am

Doors open at 9.15am for a 9.30am start. No late admittance.

Eco-grief, burn out and climate anxiety: coping with climate change can be a difficult task. Psychologist Dr Susie Burke explains the impact of climate change on mental health – from trauma to the frustration of inaction – and how to bolster community and individual wellbeing.

See Susie Burke in conversation with journalist Benjamin Law, recorded live at Powerhouse as part of 100 Climate Conversations. Entry is free, but bookings are essential as places are limited. Book now.

100 Climate Conversations is a two-year survey of visionary Australians who are accelerating the net zero carbon revolution. To find out more and subscribe to the podcast visit 100climateconversations.com.

Psychologist Susie Burke is on a mission to enhance community wellbeing and promote action on climate change through her consultancy work with environmental and community agencies, as well as through her private practice as a psychologist in regional Victoria. Her work examines how climate change impacts people’s mental health, and how people across the country are coming to terms with the climate emergency and engaging with its problems and solutions. Burke specialises in pro-environmental behaviour, coping with climate change, talking with children about the environment, preparing for natural disasters, and psycho-social recovery in the aftermath of disasters.

Benjamin Law writes books, TV screenplays, columns, essays and feature journalism. His work has appeared in 50+ publications — including The Monthly, Frankie, Good Weekend, The Guardian and Australian Financial Review. His books include The Family Law (2010, Black Inc) and Gaysia: Adventures in the Queer East (2012, Black Inc) — both nominated for Australian Book Industry Awards. Law authored a 2017 Quarterly Essay, Moral Panic 101: Equality, Acceptance and the Safe Schools Scandal, and edited the anthology Growing Up Queer in Australia (2019, Black Inc). He speaks out on the topics of diversity, equality, journalism and more.

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