Surefoot - our projects
Eco Anxious Resilient Peer Support
Surefoot’s Eco Anxious Resilient (EAR) Peer Support is a project to develop free-to-access peer support tools, training and eco-anxiety workshops for campaigners, activists and others experiencing eco-anxiety. We share insights from people who are managing to safeguard their own mental and emotional wellbeing, while also constructively engaging in the fight against global warming and biodiversity loss.
Peer support has a long and proven track record of authentic help for people who want to connect into support networks with others who understand their struggles and can share ideas and techniques to help them stay resilient.
Please explore and share our page of resources and insights and get in touch!
Peer support training and resources
A Daily Reading for Earth
Dip into our selection of readings - there to inspire and help you take one day at a time.
This is a fledgling selection of short readings born of compassion and gratitude for all people whose lives are guided by their fundamental love of Planet Earth. People who identify as 'eco anxious' have shared their experience and the sources of their personal resilience. We aim to gather a new, original reading for every day of the year.
If you feel inspired to write a page based on keeping well and active in an age of climate and nature emergencies, we would be pleased to hear from you. We're looking for a maximum of 380 words for each reading and it must be an original piece written by the person submitting it. All entries that are published will be anonymous.
For more information, or if you have any questions, email email@example.com.
Peer support insights
Project background - why now?
This project is based on the assertion that processing our eco-anxiety and climate grief can lead to personal empowerment. The focus is on peer-to-peer support and training in the use of self-care techniques developed for general mental health well-being.
In 2021, Glasgow witnessed its largest ever public display of unity during the COP26 UN Climate Change conference. There was a life-affirming, intergenerational atmosphere of solidarity around climate justice. But the high hopes once again rapidly dimmed to a glimmer behind thick layers of broken political and corporate promises, greenwashing, apathy and hellish statistics about species extinction, pollution and concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere.
In response, Surefoot and environmental campaigner, Audrey Baird joined forces - Find out more
Contact us and keep in touch
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Or, contact Audrey directly for more information on EAR Peer Support firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional support - useful links
Eco-anxiety definition within image - Source Oxford Languages