After you’ve experienced a disaster, be it a fire, a terrorist attack, a cyclone or a flood there is so much to work through. What should you expect? How do you look after yourself and the people around you? Why are relationships, the endless paperwork, emotions and parenting so hard right now? When are things going to feel normal again?
From how to manage insurance; to supporting kids, After the Disaster offers practical tips and evidence-based advice.
We speak with people who have been where you are, and people who have researched the best way forward. We present the latest advice for how to manage all the stuff that comes after the lights and sirens have finished up. How to find your feet towards recovery.
After the Disaster has been produced with the support of the Australian Red Cross and the University of Melbourne. Thanks to Bushfire Recovery Victoria and the Bushfire Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre for project funding support.
Our Host is Dr Kate Brady; Executive Producer and Editor is Liz Keen — from Headline Productions; Fact Checks are by Shona Whitton; Supervising Producer is Philip Ashley Brown; Distribution Producer is Zoe Walker; Sound Engineering is by Grant Wolter.
Thank you to Phoebe Quinn, Dan Borg and Connie Kellett.
Disasters take time to work through — and it’s ok to ask for support. There are often counsellors and psychologists connected to any recovery centre, you can turn to them. You can also go to your GP who will give you a referral to a professional. www.beyondblue.org.au has a lot of information and live chat facilities. Or you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14