Challenges affecting our planet also affect our minds, communities and healthcare systems.

We are a team of researchers, designers, policy-makers and educators aiming to understand and support mental health in the current climate and ecological crises. Our vision is for individuals, communities and healthcare systems to have the knowledge tools, and resources to become resilient to the mental health impacts of climate change. 

We have three key streams of work to help us achieve our vision:

Evidence

Build important evidence to understand how awareness of these crises can influence our mental health, who is being affected, and the mutual benefits of climate action.

Interventions

Together with affected individuals, we will design, evaluate and scale interventions that support the mental health of vulnerable people and communities so they can become resilient in times of crisis.

Policy

Develop and disseminate policy guidelines and best practice principles to educate health care leaders and trigger health systems change across the globe.

Want to get involved?

Check out our latest study recruitment opportunities or send the team an email at climatecares@imperial.ac.uk if you would like to collaborate.

Bringing together a range of expertise across Imperial College London

Climate Cares is a collaboration between the Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Grantham Institute – two of Imperial College London’s six Global Institutes established to promote inter-disciplinary working and to meet some of the greatest challenges faced by society.

The Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London works to identify, develop and diffuse evidence-based innovations in healthcare. In doing so we aim to sustainably reduce inequalities in global health for generations to come.

The Grantham Institute is Imperial College London’s hub for climate change and the environment. We drive forward discovery, convert innovations into applications, train future leaders and communicate academic knowledge to businesses, industry and policymakers to help shape their decisions.