Implications of participatory methods to address mental health needs associated with climate change: Photovoice in Nepal

Elisabeth Macfarlane, Renu Shakya, Helen BERRY, Brandon Kohrt

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    Abstract

    Photovoice’, a community-based participatory research methodology, uses images as a tool to deconstruct problems by posing meaningful questions in a community to find actionable solutions. This community-enhancing technique was used to elicit experiences of climate change among women in rural Nepal. The current analysis employs mixed methods to explore the subjective mental health experience of participating in a 4- to 5-day photovoice process focused on climate change. A secondary objective of this work was to explore whether or not photovoice training, as a one-time 4- to 5-day intensive intervention, can mobilise people to be more aware of environmental changes related to climate change and to be more resilient to these changes, while providing positive mental health outcomes. Climate
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)33-35
    Number of pages3
    JournalBJ Psych International
    Volume12
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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