Red Cross are running a five-part series of free webinars exploring drought and wellbeing.

Expert speakers will share their insights on how we can better support our own communities, ourselves and our loved ones, and our work in these tough times.

The webinars are free but limited to 500 participants so click on the links and register today!


  1. Maintaining wellbeing through drought & prolonged stress

(10-11am Wednesday 17 June)

Gain a greater understanding of the effects and signs of prolonged stress, the science behind stress andpractical ways to maintain wellbeing, support your community and loved ones.

Speaker: Dr. David Younger

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  1. The drought cycle; adaptation and strengthening resilience

(10-11am Wednesday 1 July)

Hear about the drought cycle, the cumulative challenges communities often face and key considerations at different stages of the drought cycle. Learn a bit about the psychology around adaptation in the face of this long-term stress and how to strengthen resilience and manage wellbeing through tough times.

Speakers: Dr. Jacki Schirmer and Dr. David Younger

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  1. Wellbeing after the rains

(10-11.15am Wednesday 15 July)

Hear from the Bureau of Meteorology on winter weather predictions and what rain means for the drought. Hear what the research says about wellbeing when communities are seen to be in drought recovery, strategies to help with things beyond your control and how to make the most of every day.

Speakers: Dr. Lynette Bettio, Dr. Jacki Schirmer and Dr. Kate Gunn

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  1. Family wellbeing in the face of ongoing stress

(10-11.15am Wednesday 29 July)

Hear what the research tells us about adult relationships, family roles and children’s experience through droughts, alongside practical tips on how to support children as well as adult relationships.

Speakers: Dr. Margaret Alston, Stephanie Schmidt and Dr. Margaret Nixon

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  1.  Preparing for tough times

(10-11.15am Wednesday 12 August)

Listen to a bit of an introduction on preparedness in the drought space and the

importance of preparing the mind for challenging times. Includes tools and tips to

support drought resilience and preparedness.

Speakers: Dr. Jacki Schirmer, Dr. Mel Taylor and Shannon McCormack

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