Recovery Matters webinars get to the heart of key issues that are important in disaster recovery.
Join us for this very special event as we launch the 10 Years Beyond Bushfires Report.
Recovery - it's a long story. Launch of the 10 years Beyond Bushfires report
The Beyond Bushfires: Community, Resilience, and Recovery study was conducted to examine the impacts of the 2009 Victorian bushfires on the mental health and wellbeing of community members, with a focus on how individual outcomes were influenced by social connections and community-level recovery.
This research was extended to be able to explore the recovery process and disaster impacts over 10 years.
This webinar will launch the key learnings of this study over the 10 years since the bushfires and recommendations for how best to support recovery from more recent and future disasters.
Professor Lisa Gibbs
Director, Child and Community Wellbeing Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Lead, Community Resilience, Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, University of Melbourne
Professor Richard Bryant
Director, Traumatic Stress Clinic, Scientia Professor and NHMRC Leadership Fellow
School of Psychology, University of New South Wales
Research Fellow, Social Networks, Child and Community Wellbeing Unit
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne
Amanda Leck, AIDR Executive Director
Andrew Coghlan, National Manager Emergency Services, Australian Red Cross
10 Years Beyond Bushfires is supported by funding partners: The University of Melbourne, Australian Red Cross, the former Victorian Department of Health and Human Services, and Emergency Management Victoria. The research is also supported by Phoenix Australia and the Social Research Centre.