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Resilient travellers key to disaster recovery

They are dubbed “resilient tourists” and they will travel to their planned destination – even when disaster hits – no matter what! These holiday makers could be crucial to the tourism sector and the recovery of rural and regional communities, relying on the tourist dollar, when adversity strikes; be it a cyclone, a flood, or a terrorist attack. The University of Queensland is researching this type of traveller and the findings could help the tourist industry target the group, which makes up 10 per cent of holiday makers here and overseas, a significant number, to encourage their resilience…

Connect both mental and physical health resilience

Building resilience is a key message in Mental Health Ireland’s programmes for the week. When something goes wrong is the tendency to bounce back or fall apart? Resilience can help a person rebound from setbacks, disappointments or challenge, such as a job loss, an illness, or the death of a loved one. When a person lack resilience, they may dwell on problems, experience feelings of being overwhelmed or turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse. Resilience offers protection from various mental health conditions, such as depression and anxiety and can help offset factors that increase the risk of mental health conditions, such as lack of social support or being bullied…

Climate After Growth: Why Environmentalists Must Embrace  Post-Growth Economics And Community Resilience

Thankfully, innovations that build community resilience are cropping up everywhere, and in many forms: community-owned, distributed, renewable energy production; sustainable local food systems; new cooperative business models; sharing economies, re-skilling, and more. While relatively small and inherently local, these projects are spreading rapidly and creating tangible impacts. Growing the community resilience movement to the national and global scale that’s needed will require the full support and participation of the US environmental community…

Disasters make you think: Are you ready for an emergency?

There are a number of actions to prepare your home or business to deal with an emergency, but one of the main strategies is to always have an emergency kit prepared…

New report suggests domestic violence spikes after disasters

“If you don’t have a home or you’re out on the street, that causes stress, or you don’t have enough money or you’ve lost your job because of what’s happened with the floods, those causes stresses in a relationship.” said Staff Sgt. Ryan Ayliffe with the Calgary Police Service’s domestic violence unit. “Increased stress can sometimes lead to violence.”

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