Field Notes

Ep 05: Stuart Blanch – The mental health cost of environmental campaigning

June 02, 2021 A Rocha Season 1 Episode 5
Field Notes
Ep 05: Stuart Blanch – The mental health cost of environmental campaigning
Show Notes

In the face of rising average global temperatures and the destruction of life on earth, how do we look after our mental health?

In this moving interview, Dr Stuart Blanch, President of A Rocha Australia, tells us about his personal experience of dealing with eco-anxiety, despair and anger in the face of the destruction of the natural world. He continues to hope and to love. Stuart grew up on the New South Wales Coast in a banana farming family and, alongside his role with A Rocha, now works in forest conservation policy for WWF-Australia. He is a conservation scientist, environmental campaigner and has trained in environmental law, and is passionate about God, people and the planet.