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

Kelman, I; Ayeb-Karlsson, S; Rose-Clarke, K; Prost, A; Ronneberg, E; Wheeler, N; Watts, N; (2021) A review of mental health and wellbeing under climate change in small island developing states (SIDS). Environmental Research Letters , 16 (3) , Article 033007. 10.1088/1748-9326/abe57d. Green open access

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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.

Type: Article
Title: A review of mental health and wellbeing under climate change in small island developing states (SIDS)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abe57d
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abe57d
Language: English
Additional information: Original content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Keywords: Adaptation, climate change, immobility, islands, migration, mental health, wellbeing
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Inst for Risk and Disaster Reduction
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123242
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