Cadence Roundtable

Environmental breakdown: professional peer-support, policy and practice

Find emotional support

We understand how challenging your work can be to mental health and well-being. If you are paying attention to the scientific evidence and refusing to take refuge in denial, it is bound to be difficult. The Cadence Roundtable is for professionals like you who recognise the need to ‘stay with the trouble’.

We collaborate with the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) who offer psychological and emotional support in both one-to-one and group settings.

CPA hosts regular Climate Cafés. A Climate Café is a simple, hospitable, empathetic space where fears and uncertainties about our climate crisis can be safely expressed.  The CPA’s Climate Cafés are provided by trained facilitators and are open to the wider public. The focus of discussion is on participants’ thoughts and feelings about the climate crisis. There are no guest speakers and no talks, and it is an advice-free zone. They complement our own Cadence Conversations which focus on professional integrity and challenges, and cultural and policy change in the workplace.

CPA also offers individual therapeutic support for anyone who would like help with the emotional and psychological impact of climate change on their life. CPA maintains a directory of members able to offer support, most of them trained and registered psychotherapists and counsellors. They offer safe and empathetic one-to-one conversations in up to three free sessions. Further details can be obtained from the CPA website.