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Le LPPL est partenaire du projet EUniWell "Wellbeing and Ecosocial Crisis: Youth Perceptions on Mental Health and Climate Change" (2023-2024)


In 2022, EUniWell introduced a new initiative to promote collaboration in well-being research: the EUniWell Well-Being Research Incubator Programme. The concept behind the Incubator is to encourage collaboration between researchers from a number of EUniWell institutions and a variety of disciplines through online workshops and small-scale projects.

Coordination :

  • Dr Juan Manuel Zaragoza Bernal, Universidad de Murcia
  • Partners : Dr Susanne Boerner, University of Birmingham - Prof. Abdel Boudoukha, Nantes Université
Résumé du projet :

The reality of climate change has hit globally in the form of more intense and frequent extreme weather events, both in the global South and the global North. Examples are heat waves across Europe, sixth-generation fires in the Mediterranean and Canada, and warnings of a possible slowdown or even shutdown of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC). The psychological impact of these events, some extreme and violent, others slow and almost invisible, is becoming increasingly apparent, and their study is beginning to gain importance as they become a public health issue. Research has shown that the wellbeing of vulnerable groups such as particularly children and youth is particularly affected. To better understand how climate change impacts on wellbeing, our project, carried out by an international and transdisciplinary group, aims to use a novel methodology that combines practices from the humanities, social sciences and participatory arts to explore emotional reactions to the local eco-social impacts of the climate crisis.

Our MAIN OBJECTIVE is therefore to analyse emotional responses to climate change from a perspective of everyday lived experiences or ‘lived connection’ with the local environment. To this aim, we seek to:
  1. Explore the (emotional) relations of young people in local communities to their natural environment, and in particularly local environments ‘in crisis’.
  2. Analyse to what extent a direct or distant everyday 'connection' with the natural environment influences emotional wellbeing.
  3. Explore how emotional responses to the climate crisis are impacted by direct engagement with the natural environment.
Mis à jour le 25 septembre 2023.