CVA Updates

Mental Health Month x CVA

This October we’re getting behind Mental Health Month because we know that good mental health and wellbeing matters, and we know that our relationship with nature has superpowers to help.

Mental Health Month 2021

Too often mental health is seen as an individual responsibility, but research tells us there’s many things outside our control which contribute to poor mental health. Things like discrimination, social isolation, and access to nature can impact people’s and communities’ mental health too.

This Mental Health Month’s theme is Tune In, so we’re offering you a range of ways to Tune In For Nature, to be present to the world around you.

It means being aware of what’s happening within you, and in the world around you. It means being aware of how you can nurture yourself and nature at the same time. We’re here to help you connect with your environment, wildlife and the seasonal changes taking place over spring.

Tuning In For Nature with friends and community can help ensure that people who need a place to connect with others and nature can be part of looking after their local environment and their mental health.

So what have we got on?


7 Days Of Reflection

First up we’re offering you a free guide to help you pause and reflect.

Conservation Volunteers Australia - 7 Days Of Reflection Guide

There’s been a lot happening in 2020 and 2021, and it’s been challenging for many; however studies tell us that as little as 10-20 minutes a day reduces stress, improving health and wellbeing.

Our 7 Day Reflection Journal guide walks you through a different prompt each day to help you spend time in nature (whether it’s in your backyard or further afield) reflecting on your relationship with water, through simple writing and drawing exercises. Perfect for those of us who struggle to find the time to decompress in the week, and need something to keep us on track.



Get active & contribute to Citizen Science

Here’s an opportunity to spend time in nature and develop a deeper understanding of your local environment, whilst also contributing to science. Regardless of where you are, all it takes is curiosity, a sense of wonder and a bit of time.

CVA citizen scientists are thinking global and acting local by being part of The Great Southern BioBlitz – the first of it’s kind which is taking place across the Southern Hemisphere! A BioBlitz an opportunity for people come together in person or online, with the hope to discover new species, map existing ones, and expand our understanding of the natural world around us, over a short period of time.

Find out more about how you can get involved in The Great Southern BioBlitz 2021:



Join An Event

Meet like-minds, make a difference, Tune In to Nature.

We’re running a series of events around the country (covid-allowing), facilitated by our expert staff who will bring the landscape to life, guide you in some practical activities, and focus some of the experience on nature connection and knowledge to support mental health and wellbeing.