Caroline Hickman headshot. Caroline has light blond to silver hair pulled up into a loose bun. She is smiling and wearing glasses. Caroline Hickman

Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist and lecturer at the University of Bath researching children and young people’s emotional responses to climate change in the UK, Brazil, The Maldives, Nigeria & USA for 10 years examining eco-anxiety & distress, eco-empathy, trauma, moral injury and the impact of climate anxiety on relationships.

Caroline Hickman is a psychotherapist and lecturer at the University of Bath researching children and young people’s emotional responses to climate change in the UK, Brazil, The Maldives, Nigeria, the USA for 10 years examining eco-anxiety and distress, eco-empathy, trauma, moral injury and the impact of climate anxiety on relationships. She is co-lead author on a 2021 quantitative global study into 10,000 children and young people’s emotions and thoughts about climate change published in The Lancet Planetary Health. 

A practicing psychotherapist and board member of the Climate Psychology Alliance she has been developing a range of therapeutic approaches to ecological distress including a psychological assessment model for eco-anxiety, and delivered workshops in climate psychology, emotional resilience, and mental health internationally.

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