Do you feel worry or concern for the environment? These tools are designed to support you through experiences of eco-anxiety.
Getting involved in conservation can sometimes feel overwhelming. Eco-anxiety is the feeling of extreme concern or worry for the environment or ocean, which can impact mental health and wellbeing.
These resources can be used individually or in a group, and have been designed to help you acknowledge and release your own eco-anxiety and reconnect with your love and passion for the ocean.
Created for the Marine Conservation Society by Rosie Robinson-Kyle, Kingston Maurward College.
Here you'll find links to organisations that may be able to offer further support to those affected by eco-anxiety, and opportunities to connect with like-minded people.
Letter to the ocean
This is a five- to 20-minute reflective activity designed to help you get in touch with your feelings of ocean anxiety, so that you can recognise and release it.
Giving the ocean a voice
This is a short written or spoken activity to help you acknowledge your compassion for nature, the ocean and marine life. Through recognising our compassion, we can channel constructive action.
Meditation is a method of focusing the mind, and there are lots of different types and variations. This meditation will be guided, meaning there is a voice to direct you throughout. It’s suitable for complete beginners or advanced meditators.
Read or watch this short story and use our 10-minute reflective activity to explore how you can make a difference to the environment.
Create an ocean optimism reminder
This activity encourages you to reflect on what connects you with the ocean, and create something to carry with you to encourage ocean optimism.