Natural Disaster Support
Resources and programs to assist those in their recovery from natural disasters
We’re here to support, assist and guide you no matter your circumstance or region
Stormbirds provides a safe space for children and young people to give a voice to their experiences and learn appropriate knowledge, skills and attitudes to understand and manage the changes brought about by a natural disaster. This program developed by Good Grief allows participants to connect, communicate and understand they are not alone. Since 2009, Stormbirds has supported many communities following natural disasters - bushfires in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia; floods in Queensland; bushfires and drought in New South Wales and the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand.
Seasons for Growth Adult Program
The Seasons for Growth adult program builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults as they adapt to change, loss and grief in their lives. While the adult program reflects the same underlying theory as the children and young people’s program, it incorporates sound adult learning principles and a wider range of life experiences.
Suitable for: Adults
Overall Benefits: Builds resilience and promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of adults
Course Duration: 4 x 2 hour sessions | In Person & Online Program
Below you’ll find a number of resources that we have collected from helpful organisations to assist you, your family or community in your recovery from natural disasters.
Helping children who have been affected by bushfires
The Australian Psychological Society has developed an information guide to help children who have been affected by bushfires. This resource provides parents and carers with information on the impacts of trauma on children and how parents can help children recover.
Natural disaster recovery storybooks
The Australian Government has a range of children's online storybooks to help children and families who have been affected by natural disasters. This resource provides parents and carers with a supportive way to engage and create space for conversations.
Looking after children who have been affected by floods
The Australian Psychological Society has developed the resource Looking after children who have been affected by floods. This resource provides parents and carers with information on the impacts of trauma on children and how parents can help children recover.
Looking after yourself & your family after a disaster
Looking after yourself and your family after a disaster is a resource developed by the Australian Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health, Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, Australian Red Cross and Beyond Blue. The resource is targeted at adults and contains practical advice, links to articles and contact details for support services that may be able to provide assistance following a disaster.