Hello and thank you for looking for Climate Change Workshops. My name is Axel, I am an IT consultant and project manager by trade and town councillor for Bletchley and Fenny Stratford in Milton Keynes (England).
"But what can I do?"
A question that I get asked a lot through my engagement with the community is what an individual or small business owner can do to make a positive difference in stopping man-made climate change.
This question is often followed by telling me about how bad they feel about not doing their bit or not doing enough. Many are anxious about all the bad news they see on social media and the news.
Reducing the impact of climate anxiety on young people
Having two teenagers myself, I can empathise with fellow parents who are worried about their children's mental health and the rise in climate anxiety leading to depression. Please see the articles in Nature, Lancet and The Guardian for further information.
I aim to address these questions and alleviate at least the worst feelings of anxiety and worry by helping you work out a personal action plan, speaking openly with others who are feeling similarly and coming away feeling energised to make a difference. Check out the code of conduct for more details.
Creating positive experiences in small groups
The workshops are designed to be small, with spaces limited to just ten participants, so I can focus on you better and arrive at an output from the session that you can put into action.
While I utilise my IT consultancy's business to do this, the sessions are free of advertising, politics or religion. I want you to have a productive and positive experience without any distractions.
Please consider subscribing to the website to participate in discussions and receive my monthly newsletter to be amongst the first to know about upcoming workshops and related events.
You can help me help more
If you can make a small, monthly donation, I will be able to do more workshops and reach more people as well as give you priority access to tickets.
Workshops for education and businesses
Workshops for schools and businesses are also planned and I will ask for a contribution from the latter, while using proceeds to allow me to do more free sessions for young people and supporting educators and parents.
If you are organising a group and like me to hold a climate change workshop with you, please do get in touch too and let me know what events your group has coming up.
Thank you again for your interest and please get in touch through the forum or by email with any questions or ideas you have.
I hope to see or hear from you soon.
Please be aware that I am not a counsellor or have any professional training in mental health support. If you are feeling depressed or experiencing the physical impact of your anxiety, please call 111 (UK) or speak to your doctor (GP). My workshops are not designed to replace therapy.