Webinar 3: Wellbeing After the Rains
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.
Dr Lynette Bettio is a senior climatologist at the Bureau of Meteorology. Lynette examines and communicates on variability and changes to Australia’s climate including long-term trends in rainfall and temperature and the interaction with extreme events.
Dr Kate Gunn is a Clinical Psychologist and Research Fellow in the Department of Rural Health at University of South Australia researching how best to promote farmers’ wellbeing. Kate grew up on a farm west of Adelaide and is the founder of www.ifarmwell .com.au, a free website designed to help farmers cope with things beyond their control (like the weather).
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.