Episode 1: Adapting to drought, disasters and prolonged stress. In this episode, hear how Jasmin and Josh are each adapting to the uncertainty of dry times with their families. And Dr Jacki Schirmer and Dr Rob Gordon talk about managing the impact of drought, disasters and prolonged stress.
Episode 2: Community supporting community - when you're all in drought together. Pub owner Kym and Regional Recovery Officer Lana share their experiences supporting their local community through dry and other tough times. Red Cross' National Resilience Advisor John Richardson and Dr Kate Gunn talk us through some simple steps to help support others, while also looking after yourself.
Episode 3: Supporting friends, family and children. In tough times like drought, the people you care about might need some extra support. Dr Tim Driscoll, John Richardson and Matt March share some really practical advice to help. Dr Margaret Nixon offers insight into what children may experience and some ways to be there for them. And Jaxon and Helen talk us through what they found most useful in supporting others.
Episode 4: Looking after you. It can be difficult to stay healthy and feeling well when you’re under pressure – and you can’t help anyone if you’re not looking after yourself. Alina Hart and John Harper explain how they look after their health and wellbeing, while Dr Kate Gunn from University of South Australia and John Clark from Rural Alive & Well Tas. give you simple strategies that help in stressful times.
Episode 5: Preparing for tough times. Planning for tough times isn’t easy, especially while you’re living through them. Our final episode will help you think ahead, make a Plan B and make difficult decisions when you’re faced with them.
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