About Kevin Albin
I was a police officer in the UK for 25 years. I then retrained as an International Mountain Leader and have guided all over the world. In 2011, I won the Bronze in the Wanderlust Magazine World Guide Awards.
I stumbled into conservation work, firstly in Borneo, and this opened my eyes to our need to change the way we do things. During the covid confinements when I could no longer work as a guide, I took to writing, and published a novel, Stonechild, where the famous London statues come to life with their important message on conservation. Do you think we would listen to them?
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Areas of expertise
Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?
Channels contributed to:Well-being and resilience
Rooms participated in:Let's welcome new members! Sustainability
Thanks for sharing, Kevin. I think the additional "R's" (not just reduce, reuse, recycle) are valuable points, and the message is worth sharing more widely!
Thanks, Kevin, for this lessons learned. I wonder if I could ask you to summarise in 2-3 bullet points, which strategies you have developed to stay positive and avoid becoming overwhelmed when working on the topic of climate change. I would be great if it could be general terms, so members who work on other topics could benefit as well. Thanks again!
I've added it to the text, Thirza.
Thanks for sharing this valuable video clip, Alan! @Kevin Albin , interesting to hear about your work as a mental health first aider. Would you perhaps have any easy-to-understand resources that you could share with our community about developing useful coping mechanisms to help stay positive and avoid becoming overwhelmed when working in the conservation and environmental sectors? Thanks!
I've added a piece in Well-being and Resilience on reasons to be positive.
As a mental health first aider, I volunteer with JoinZeal, which is a great resource for folk who just need a chat with a non-judgemental listener. There are many organisations out here to help people with more serious mental health issues, whereas this App aims to help those just struggling with perhaps a bad day. The App also has analytics and informative articles and can be found here https://joinzeal.co.uk
I know I am commenting on a video that I appear in, but it's very pleasing to see our message getting out there - thank you Wildhub.
Love this clip! Thanks for sharing your lessons learned @Alan J. Hesse , @Neil Kitching , @Gloria Barnett , and @Kevin Albin with our community, much appreciated. I have selected this post to be included in our next Highlights newsletter. Happy holidays everyone!
That's really pleasing, Thirza, thanks.
Love this snippet of the evening - thank you for sharing, Alan!
@Gloria Barnett, your comment about the children who are reading your Lucy stories was really inspiring! When you mentioned that one child had come back and said to you: "I really liked this book, because it made me feel that I could make a difference to the world". Could I perhaps ask all of you @Kevin Albin and @Neil Kitching to add your website links to your WildHub profiles so people can get in touch/find out more about your work as authors? Thank you!
It's done, thanks, Thirza.
Lovely post, thanks for writing this Kevin! So important to share these feelings and to know you are not alone!
I'm also hoping to run a group coaching session at the upcoming WildHub Festival to encourage/allow people to explore their feelings about climate or around burnout a little more too...more details in the next few days but if you have any particular requests let me know!
Thanks, Victoria, I shall look out for that session.