Dr Catriona Mellor
Catriona Mellor is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in the adolescent inpatient environment. She has trained with The Natural Academy in Eco-Psychology and Nature Based Practice. She is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Sustainability Committee. Through this she is working with the College and the Child and Adolescent Faculty in their response to the Climate and Ecological Emergency. She is working directly with children and young people to understand and support their mental health needs at a time of climate emergency. Currently this is focused on raising awareness and developing training and resources around eco distress (eco-anxiety, climate grief and related experiences).
She is also working to bring Nature into the center of the health response to the climate emergency:
- exploring the idea of ‘Nature Friendly’, environmentally sustainable, inpatient units
- working in partnership with The Wildlife Trust to design and deliver a family focused, Green Care intervention for the inpatient population
- promoting restoration of natural places and time in nature as central to human and planetary health
- working with the University of Bristol to explore the neuroscience of nature connection.