Wednesday Webinars for Wellbeing #4: Advancing the mental health and wellbeing of children in climate and ecological crisis

Wednesday Webinars for Wellbeing is a series of seven webinars highlighting diverse approaches for children, youth and families’ mental health and wellbeing in humanitarian settings. This webinar series is planned and presented by the members of the Child and Family Thematic Group under the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) MHPSS Reference Group.

The focus of the 4th webinar in the series is advancing infant, child and youth mental health and wellbeing amidst climate and ecological crises, looking at impacts, drivers and frameworks, enabling environment and impacts and interventions.


Dr. Jura Augustinavicius, Lead Researcher on climate change and MHPSS at the MHPSS Collaborative.
Assistant Professor at the School of Population and Global Health at McGill University.

Dr. Zeinab Hijazi, Global Lead on Mental Health at UNICEF, New York.

Dr Lynne Jones, OBE FRCPsych, Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Writer, relief worker
Honorary associate professor at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Dr. Andria Spyridou, Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Specialist at UNICEF Latin America and Caribbean Regional Office

Maria Bray, Child protection and Mental Health and Psychosocial Advisor, Terre des Hommes

Prathit Singh, Youth advocate working with UN Agencies and international NGOs in areas of violence against children, meaningful child
participation and justice.