For World Health Day 2022, the theme from the World Health Organisation (WHO) is ‘Our planet, our health’.
The state of the planet matters for people’s health across the lifespan and WHO links extreme heat, floods, and wildfires to serious health issues such as stroke, respiratory illness, and poisoning through to mental health impacts due to trauma.
Across Europe children and young people will be differently impacted by climate change depending on the natural environment where they live. While the specific needs will differ, they have a common thread.
Mental Health Europe are once again hosting European Mental Health Week, from 9 – 13 May. The theme ‘Speak up for mental health’ is intended to shine the spotlight on youth mental health as a high-profile societal issue now and in the future.
EFPA encourages psychologists across Europe to speak up for mental health and the needs of young people in particular, each in their own way.
It might be working through agencies such as the Red Cross in your country to support people who are refugees from war in Ukraine.