Webinar | Wellbeing in Conservation

While you're busy taking care of our beautiful planet, are you taking care of yourself?


Have you ever struggled with issues like barriers to entry, competition, finances, pressure, isolation or eco-anxiety?


Many conservationists wait until things are dire before prioritising their own wellbeing. But what if it didn't have to be that way?


Join guests Kirsty Crawford and Laura Cuppage from & Another Thing for a special interactive event to explore wellbeing in conservation, how it affects conservationists and how you can enjoy a happier, healthier career.

Join our Breakout Discussions

For the first time, we'll open up small-group interactive discussion rooms for Conservation Careers Academy members. Here you'll be able to connect with other conservationists around wellbeing, share your experiences, gain insights, and - most of all - know that you're not alone.


You'll also get access to the event recording and resources in our online support community, CC Pro.


Non-members will be able to watch the first portion of the webinar via live stream. If you'd like to join the full event, check out our Conservation Careers Academy page.

Meet our Guests

Kirsty Crawford


Kirsty currently works for the Marine Conservation Society, as the Volunteer and Community Engagement Manager for Scotland, managing hundreds of dedicated volunteers and delivering ocean-based conservation outreach.


She has taken a few different paths: from her undergraduate in Journalism and Creative Writing, a Performing Arts Diploma and years spent in London as a professional performer. To internships with the BBC Natural History Unit, roles at London Zoo, Buglife, The Conservation Volunteers, then finally graduating with an MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. 


She is passionate about being 'more than one thing' in life and advocating for the impact of environmental education through many different sectors.


Laura Cuppage


After graduating with a BA Hons Textile for Fashion and Interiors Degree, Laura has worked in many different industries. It was in her role at ZSL London Zoo where she entered into the world of conservation. She worked as a Presenter and then Live Interpretation Developer, writing engaging educational content to deliver to audiences live. She also undertook freelance illustration work for ZSL including the artwork for worldwide animal adoption packs.  

After leaving the zoo in 2019, Laura now uses her artwork as a way of connecting others to the natural world through art lessons with fundraising and outreach organisations such as Wild Life Drawing, The Conservation Volunteers and ZSL. She believes everyone can be a conservationist even if they don't work in the sector. As long as they have passion, they are still important in the fight for change.

What you'll learn

  • What is wellbeing? What does wellbeing means, and why is it a bit different for everyone?
  • What affects our wellbeing in conservation? Explore diverse factors that influence wellbeing.
  • What happens when your wellbeing is affected? From motivation to burnout and more, we'll explore what happens when our wellbeing suffers.
  • How can you sustain yourself as a conservationist? What can you do to boost your wellbeing, so you can enjoy a happy, healthy career ?
  • What resources are available to support wellbeing in conservation? 

Bring your questions and ideas for our live breakout discussion rooms!


Please note that this webinar is designed to share experiences and ideas and facilitate communication, connection and support. Professional psychological advice is beyond the scope of this webinar.


When | Tuesday 28th February 2023 7:30pm - 9:00pm UK time.
Where | The event will be held via Zoom. 
How | Please register your details below to get the details for how to participate. 


Conservation Careers Academy members will be able to join breakout discussion rooms access the event recording. To learn more about memberships, check out the Conservation Careers Academy.