6 episodes

Rural Australians and experts share their stories and advice to help you look after yourself, your family and your community through tough times.

Dry Times Talks is a five-part podcast & short video series from Australian Red Cross.
For further info & resources to help support yourself and others visit redcross.org.au/drytimes
Fill in our quick survey while you’re there, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this series.

Thank you to BHP Foundation & Commonwealth Bank for their support of the Drought Resilience Program and this series.

Dry Times Talks Australian Red Cross

    • Health & Fitness

Rural Australians and experts share their stories and advice to help you look after yourself, your family and your community through tough times.

Dry Times Talks is a five-part podcast & short video series from Australian Red Cross.
For further info & resources to help support yourself and others visit redcross.org.au/drytimes
Fill in our quick survey while you’re there, we’d love to hear your thoughts on this series.

Thank you to BHP Foundation & Commonwealth Bank for their support of the Drought Resilience Program and this series.

    Preparing for tough times

    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.
    Guests
    Kate Kahl Dr Jacki Schirmer- University of Canberra Regional Wellbeing Survey Louise Clarke Shannon McCormack – NSW DPI Rural Resilience Program John Richardson - Red Cross National Resilience Advisor Credits
    Executive Producer- Edgars Greste, Grow Love Project Producer- Sarah Mashman

    • 28 min
    Looking after you

    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 and John Clark give you simple strategies that help in stressful times.
    GUESTS
    John Harper– MateKeepers & Mate Helping Mate Alina Hart Dr Kate Gunn- ifarmwell, UniSA John Clark- RAW Tas CREDITS
    EP- Edgars Greste, Grow Love Project Producer- Sarah Mashman

    • 23 min
    Supporting friends, family and children

    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. And Jaxon and Helen talk us through what they found most useful in supporting others.
    Guests
    Jaxon – Men’s Sheds WA Helen - CSDE Dr Tim Driscoll– RFDS QLD Dr Margaret Nixon– ACATLGN ANU John Richardson– Red Cross National Resilience Advisor Matt March– NSW Health Credits
    EP- Edgars Greste, Grow Love Project Producer- Sarah Mashman

    • 29 min
    Community Supporting Community

    Community Supporting Community

    Pub owner Kym and Recovery Officer Lana share their experiences supporting their local community through dry and other tough times. Red Cross' John Richardson & Dr Kate Gunn talk us through some simple steps to help support others, while looking after yourself.
    For further info & resources visit redcross.org.au/drytimes
    Guests
    - Kym Martens
    - Lana Young
    - Kate Gunn - ifarmwell UniSA
    - John Richardson – Australian Red Cross
    Credits
    - Executive Producer- Edgars Greste, Grow Love Project
    - Producer- Sarah Mashman

    • 22 min
    Adapting to drought, disasters & prolonged stress

    Adapting to drought, disasters & prolonged stress

    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.
    For further info & resources visit redcross.org.au/drytimes
    Guests
    - Jasmin Piggott
    - Josh Gilbert
    - Dr Jacki Schirmer- University of Canberra Regional Wellbeing Survey
    - Dr Rob Gordon
    Credits
    - Executive Producer- Edgars Greste, Grow Love Project
    - Producer- Sarah Mashman

    • 21 min
    Trailer- Dry Times Talks

    Trailer- Dry Times Talks

    Follow episodes where you’ll hear from rural Australians sharing their stories, hope and advice: those working on the land, school workers, business owners and community supporters.
    Trigger warning: some of the things spoken about in this video may be distressing to some people. If you or someone you know find this content distressing and require assistance, please call LifeLine on 13 11 14 or beyondblue on 1300 22 4636.

    • 2 min

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