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Climate Cafe Series at Melbourne Museum

Supported sessions for young people aged 16 to 26

General information
Booking is free, but places are limited.
You will be contacted to confirm your attendance.

A special supported Climate Cafe for young people to have open discussions with science and mental health experts about the climate crisis in our shared world.

Museums Victoria science experts and youth mental health experts from Orygen and headspace invite young people aged 16 to 26 to attend a Climate Cafe at Melbourne Museum that will involve interactive and visual learning experiences with safe group discussions around climate change and climate-related distress.

With growing discussion about climate change, many are concerned about what all this means for the future.

Many young people are worried about climate change and its effects on the planet, the community and their lives.

Participants will be able to share their thoughts and feelings, discover things they can do to help them cope, find people they can turn to for support, and learn ways they can contribute to help the environment.

Why Now?

The global Climate Cafe movement creates moments of connection for people to come together to talk about our shared world.

This year’s Climate Cafe series at Melbourne Museum are inspired by the following themes:

  • June: World Environmental Day
  • July: World Conservation Day
  • August: National Science Week
  • September: National Threatened Species Day

The aim of coming together around these dates is that it can be a catalyst for young people to engage with climate in a way that works for them and their local community.

What is climate-related distress?

Climate-related distress is a feeling of worry or unease triggered by awareness of ecological threats facing the earth due to climate change.

It can also be feelings of helplessness over potential consequences for those living now and even more so for future generations, or even the fear of not knowing where to access the right information.

Can't Join?

If you cannot join this session and if you are looking for individual support or resources, you can find support or resources available at headspace.

About Orygen

Orygen is Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Youth Mental Health and is renowned globally as a pioneering organisation in the field.

With 75% of all mental ill-health emerging by the age of 25, Orygen was established to address the urgent needs of young people aged 12-25 by bringing together expertise in clinical care, research, training, policy development and advocacy to realise one vision: For all young people to enjoy optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood.

More information about Orygen

About headspace

headspace is Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation.

Each year, headspace helps thousands of young people across Australia by providing vital support services including face to face, online and phone counselling services, vocational services, and a presence in schools. headspace helps young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.

More information about headspace


Museums Victoria is collecting your personal information, that is your name, age, pronouns, email address, phone number, dietary requirements, accessibility needs, to contact you about the opportunity to participate in the Climate Cafe, and to make arrangements if you attend the program. If you do not provide this information, then we will not be in a position to confirm a place for you at this event.

Museums Victoria will store your personal information securely and will not share this information with any other party except as required or authorised by law.

You are entitled to update or gain access to the personal information that Museums Victoria has collected about you by contacting Museums Victoria by email at [email protected].

For more details about how we collect, hold and use personal information, including how to access and correct your personal information, please refer to our privacy policy.


Presented in partnership with Orygen and headspace Early Psychosis South East Melbourne an Alfred Health run service


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