Listen to 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.
Dr. Jacki Schirmer is an Associate Professor at the University of Canberra who leads the Regional Wellbeing Survey that examines the views of rural Australians about the liveability and resilience of their community and wellbeing.
Dr. Mel Taylor is an Occupational Psychologist. Her research focusses on preparedness, response and recovery to events such as pandemics, terrorism, emergencies and disasters. Key areas of interest are psychosocial response and recovery, uptake of protective behaviours and risk communication strategies.
Shannon McCormack has over 20 years in Agribusiness and is now working with the Rural Financial Counselling Service – Northern Region.
10-11.15am Wednesday 12 August