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Webinar: Rangers & Mental Health

February 23 @ 10 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min


The Thin Green Line Foundation UK (TGLF UK), in collaboration with the National Trust UK and us, the European Ranger Federation, invites all fellow rangers to participate in the webinar



Fri 23 Feb 2024 | 10.00 – 12.00 GMT (UK Time) / 11.00 – 13.00 CET (Central European Time)

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The theme of last year’s World Mental Health Day was ‘Mental health is a universal human right.’ So, let’s talk about it. What mental health issues do rangers face in the UK, Europe and globally? What are the barriers to putting effective support in place, and what can we do about it? In addition to their own mental health, rangers also deal with members of the public that seek places of natural beauty in midst of their struggles. What kind of training and support can prepare rangers to act in such situations?

The discussion will be facilitated by Megan McCubbin, a wildlife photographer and presenter, and Thin Green Line Foundation Ambassador.


Check this flyer for key information, possibility of participation and spread it to your fellow rangers!




Webinar programme 


10 – 10.15 15min Welcome and introduction by co-organisers

  • Marianne Kettunen and Abi Gatty Irving | Member of the Board and Director, Thin Green Line Foundation UK
  • Rob Rhodes | Head of Countryside Management and Rangers, National Trust
  • Urs Reif | President, European Ranger Federation
10.15 – 11.45 1h30min Ranger roundtable and discussion / QA with the audience

What kind of mental health issues do rangers face?

Sharing personal experiences of different types of stress – and what has helped to overcome or cope?

What difficulties and barriers have you encountered in putting support in place?

How could we improve support and cooperation on mental health related issues?

What good practices exists – and could be shared and mainstreamed?

Facilitator: Megan McCubbin | Thin Green Line Foundation UK Ambassador

Rangers and related professionals:

  • Susanna Fincham | Clinical Psychologist, advisor to TGLF UK
  • Ruben De Kock | Development Manager at LEAD Ranger [TBC]
  • Meredith Westall, Area Ranger at Box Hill, Surrey and Mental Health First Aider | National Trust
  • Adam Turner, Project Officer | European Ranger Federation
11.45 – 12.00 15min Closing and thank you

  • Abi Gatty Irving (TGLF UK), Rob Rhodes (NT) and Urs Reif (ERF)



February 23
10 h 00 min - 12 h 00 min
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