The University of Derby has introduced climate anxiety classes for staff and students who are worried about the planet after some claimed they felt ‘anxious’ because of the state of the eco-system.
The eco-anxiety classes aim to tackle feelings of anger, guilt and grief and both staff and students have been involved in workshops to combat their ‘sense of loss’.
These sessions have been on offer to climate activist groups in Derbyshire, as well as some of the faculties at the university since August, with one student claiming the climate emergency makes her feel as though she ‘isn’t going to have a future’.
People participating in the sessions are encourage to use art in order to express their feelings.
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