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In 2022, the CCPA launched C&P Month to recognize and highlight the invaluable role counsellors and psychotherapists play in the wellbeing of our communities. We’re thrilled to once again present this month-long engagement and extend a warm invitation for you to participate in another year of celebration, connection, and gratitude! 

All month long, we will be honouring the profound contributions of our members, counsellors, and psychotherapists worldwide! Join us for complimentary workshops & networking opportunities, and help us advocate for mental health care accessibility across Canada and beyond! 

With temperatures on the rise, increased extreme weather events, and a constant influx of distressing information, more individuals are grappling with climate-related emotions.  Recent studies reveal that 75% of Canadians are contending with climate anxiety and depression, many feeling overwhelmed by the uncertainty of the future. 

Now, more than ever, it’s crucial to recognize and understand how the health of the planet and our mental health are interconnected and that there are ways to manage these for both our clients and ourselves. This April, we’ll delve into the intricate ways our mental well-being is connected to nature and the health of our planet. 

Prepare to explore innovative approaches to address climate anxiety, leverage the therapeutic potential of nature, and embrace eco-friendly practices in mental health care!


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Highlight the intricate relationship between mental health and climate change, emphasizing how changes in the environment can impact our psychological well-being and vice versa.

Climate Anxiety Awareness

Raise awareness about the prevalence of climate anxiety and its impacts on individuals’ mental health, underscoring the importance of addressing this emerging issue.

Community Resilience

Showcase examples of communities coming together to support one another in the face of climate-related challenges, demonstrating the resilience and strength that can emerge from collective action.

Nature’s Healing Power

Explore the therapeutic benefits of nature in promoting mental well-being, illustrating how spending time outdoors and connecting with the natural world can alleviate stress and anxiety.

Adaptation and Coping Strategies

Discuss innovative approaches for managing climate-related distress, including mindfulness techniques, eco-therapy, and community-based resilience-building initiatives.

Advocacy for Action

Raise awareness about the prevalence of climate anxiety and its impacts on individuals’ mental health. Advocate for policies and actions that address both climate change and mental health, emphasizing the need for holistic solutions that prioritize the well-being of both people and the planet. 

Equity and Justice

Showcase examples of communities coming together to support one another in the face of climate change. Highlight the disproportionate impacts of climate change on vulnerable communities and the importance of addressing social inequalities in mitigating climate-related mental health challenges. 

Hope and Empowerment

Inspire hope and empowerment by showcasing the success stories of individuals and communities taking meaningful action to address climate change and promote mental well-being. 


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We’re thrilled to once again offer our members an array of complimentary professional development workshops throughout the entire month.

These engaging sessions will cover topics such as the benefits using nature in your sessions, learning how to manage climate anxiety, and making your practice more eco-friendly. Our passionate  lineup of speakers will guide us through these critical topics, offering insights, strategies, and inspiration to empower both practitioners and clients alike.  

Register today to gain invaluable insights, practical techniques, and a wealth of inspiration.

All workshops are accredited and FREE

Recorded workshops will be made available after the event. 

Hakomi Experiential Therapy for Climate-Related Emotions

Presenter: Susan Dempsey, MA, CCC

Date: Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST

CECs: 1


Environmental Values in Your Practice

Presenter: Graham Nichols, M.Ed., RP, CCC

Date: Tuesday, April 9th, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST

CECs: .5


Healing from the Land: Medicine Wheel Teachings

Presenter: Anishinaabe Knowledge Holder, Mary Anne Caibaiosai

Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST

CECs: 1


Wielding the Sword and the Shield: Career Development & Climate Justice

Presenter: Trevor Lehmann M.Ed, CCC.

Date: Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST

CECs: 1


Working with Youth as a Climate-Informed Counsellor

Presenters: Julia Clarke & Nancy Blair

Date: Thursday, April 18th, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST



Introduction to Climate-Informed Therapy

Presenter: Cordelia Huxtable M. Psyc, G. Dip. Psyc

Date: Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST

CECs: 1


Nature-Informed Therapy: A Restorative Practice for Therapist & Client

Presenter: Laura Cohen, MA, RCT, CCC (she/her/elle)

Date: Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

Time: 12 p.m.–1 p.m. EST

CECs: 1


Data-Driven Practices: Unlocking Growth Potential in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Owl Practice

Presenter: Hilary Roberts

Date: Tuesday, April 16th, 2024

Time: 12pm – 1pm EST

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Anxiety to Action Trash Pick Up

With growing concerns about the health of our planet, individuals are seeking ways to deal with their climate-related emotions. While fear and uncertainty can be overwhelming, collective action can be an empowering and effective way to take back some control. In the spirit of taking action, the CCPA is inviting you to participate in the Anxiety to Action Trash Pick Up taking place all throughout C&P Month!

Grab some work gloves, a garbage bag, and get out and enjoy an afternoon making a difference in community and mental well-being! And in case you need any more reasons, Owl Practice wants to reward two lucky participants with free admission to the CCPAs 2024 Annual Conference in PEI

Climate Café

In addition to our workshops, we are also offering 2 peer-led climate cafés! These sessions offer a unique opportunity for attendees to forge connections with peers who share their concerns about climate change, fostering a sense of community and shared learning, this time with a counselling and psychotherapy twist!

Led by peers rather than experts, the Climate Cafés aim to stimulate thought-provoking discussions on complex topics, encouraging participants to explore various perspectives and reflect on the intersection of climate issues with personal and societal well-being. Climate cafés offer a more relaxed and conversational setting for meaningful dialogue and connection-building among participants. Register today!


To enter:  

  1. Fill a grocery-size bag with litter you find.  
  2. Snap a photo of yourself with your filled bag during your clean-up. 
  3. Submit your pictures to [email protected] by April 30th, 2024. 

Your name will be entered into a raffle, where one professional and one student member will win complimentary conference admission (travel and accommodation not included). Let’s turn our concerns into action and make a difference together! 


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Gratitude is about expressing thanks or appreciation for someone or something. It involves recognizing the positive things in your life and the impact they have on you. Taking the time to slow down and reflect in this way has proven benefits for mental health, physical health and improved sleep (among other benefits).

This month (and beyond), show your gratitude to your colleagues and work friends by sending them a Counselling and Psychotherapy Month Gratitude card. We have created various eco-themed templates that are available in English and French.


Thank a Therapist 2024

  • You can choose to identify yourself by your name, a nickname, or leave this blank to remain anonymous.
  • If you would like a confirmation that your card was sent, you have the option to provide your email address. You can send the card anonymously by leaving your name and email section blank, and only providing the recipient’s email.


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