Critical political ecology and multiple streams theory: An analysis of mental health dimensions within climate adaptation policies

Global health faces a paramount threat from climate change, prompting widespread adoption of adaptation policies. This study focuses on the overshadowed mental health aspect within these plans, particularly evident in Australia. ? Using mixed methods, the research delves into the interconnected nature of nature and society, analysing how climate policies impact individuals. Content analysis and case study research, like the 2019-20 Australian bushfires, expose oversights in mental health within Australia's climate plans. ? Australian bushfires act as a catalyst, highlighting the crucial role of mental well-being. The study also uncovers notable oversights in mental health within Australia's climate plans, attributed to unclear policies and integration of the political system.