Debate

How to futureproof your brain

Is it our imagination or is life getting more stressful?

In an era of climate change, increasing inequality and acceleration of late capitalism, we are facing apocalyptic visions of the future on a daily basis. What is this all doing to our mental health? And how can we equip ourselves to be more resilient?

In partnership with BBC Ideas, this debate surfaces the tools we need to futureproof our brains, turning to nature and community to strengthen our psychological resilience.

We’ll be joined by:

  • Kim Chakanetsa is a Zimbabwean journalist working for the BBC. She currently presents The Conversation on the BBC World Service. She also works with BBC Africa.
  • Lucy Jones is an author and freelance journalist, writing on culture, science and nature. Her first book Foxes Unearthed received the Society Of Authors’ Roger Deakin Award.
  • Tim Gordon is a marine biologist, studying the impacts of climate change on marine life.
  • More speakers to be announced