Emergency Recovery

The Salvation Army’s Still Standing is an interactive website and online film for people affected by natural disasters, with advice from experts, such as medical practitioners who specialise in disaster recovery, and a section on helping children to understand and cope in hard times. There is also the opportunity for people to tell their own stories through submitting them to the website.

Red Cross has a range of information and resources to help people understand what might be experienced when they are recovering from an emergency and what they to do to help themselves. Red Cross also have a range of resources for agencies working with people who have been impacted by an emergency.

The Victorian Government’s Bushfire Recovery Services Guide provides information on a wide range government and non-government services that can help in ongoing rebuilding and recovery for people impacted by the 2009 bushfires.

In addition, the Victorian Government’s Recovery website offers information and advice to people affected by recent emergency events.

Managing emotions in emergencies: For people working with affected communities provides information regarding how to deal with a range of emotional responses from those affected in the wake of an emergency.

EACH has a dedicated website for people affected by the 2009 Bushfires – Black Saturday and Beyond. The website encourages people to share their stories, and provides a range of information and resources.

Additional resources:


Surviving Traumatic Grief Vol 2 for families – published jointly by EACH (Community Health) and Sue Evans fund for Families.

Surviving Traumatic Grief: when loved ones die in a disaster – published by Red Cross, Sue Evans find for Families, and the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement