A review of mental health and wellbeing under climate change in small island developing states (SIDS)

Kelman, Ilan, Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja, Rose-Clarke, Kelly, Prost, Audrey, Ronneberg, Espen, Wheeler, Niccola and Watts, Nicholas, (2021). A review of mental health and wellbeing under climate change in small island developing states (SIDS). Environmental Research Letters, 16 1-14

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    Author Kelman, Ilan
    Ayeb-Karlsson, Sonja
    Rose-Clarke, Kelly
    Prost, Audrey
    Ronneberg, Espen
    Wheeler, Niccola
    Watts, Nicholas
    Title A review of mental health and wellbeing under climate change in small island developing states (SIDS)
    Appearing in Environmental Research Letters
    Volume 16
    Publication Date 2021-02-11
    Place of Publication Bristol
    Publisher IOP Publishing
    Start page 1
    End page 14
    Language eng
    Abstract Small island developing states (SIDS) are often at the forefront of climate change impacts, including those related to health, but information on mental health and wellbeing is typically underreported. To help address this research lacuna, this paper reviews research about mental health and wellbeing under climate change in SIDS. Due to major differences in the literature's methodologies, results, and analyses, the method is an overview and qualitative evidence synthesis of peer-reviewed publications. The findings show that mental health and wellbeing in the context of climate change have yet to feature prominently and systematically in research covering SIDS. It seems likely that major adverse mental health and wellbeing impacts linked to climate change impacts will affect SIDS peoples. Similar outcomes might also emerge when discussing climate change related situations, scenarios, and responses, irrespective of what has actually happened thus far due to climate change. In the context of inadequate health systems and stigmatisation of mental health diagnoses and treatments, as tends to occur globally, climate change narratives might present an opening for conversations about addressing mental health and wellbeing issues for SIDS.
    UNBIS Thesaurus CLIMATE CHANGE
    ISLANDS
    MIGRATION
    MENTAL HEALTH
    Keyword Adaptation
    Wellbeing
    Copyright Holder The Authors
    Copyright Year 2021
    Copyright type Creative commons
    DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/abe57d
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