New Scientist published a brief report on 21 October 2019 of a meeting of psychotherapists in London to discuss how best to manage the dread and fear people are experiencing over our impact on the planet. However the report gave no details about who organised the meeting or where it was held.
At the meeting, Sarah Niblock of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) said
“Eco-anxiety is a term that’s used a lot, but it’s misguided if it’s not used in the right way, This is not an illness or disorder, it’s a perfectly normal and healthy reaction.”
Caroline Hickman of the Climate Psychology Alliance had said
“I had ten organisations contact me last week alone saying our staff are struggling, can you help?”
She said she had been contacted by museums, science institutes and civil servants, as well as counsellors, with one asking her how to help a 19-year-old student who was sobbing and said: “I can never have children because of the climate emergency”.
See https://covcan.uk/climate-change-and-mental-health/ for more about Climate Psychology Alliance
The report then goes on to suggest 8 ways to tackle eco-anxiety.